A native of Los Angeles, Justin Henderson spent much of his childhood and young adulthood surfing the California beaches. After his graduation from California State University, Northridge, his career took him to several locations across the country. He worked as an architectural journalist in New York City, and later moved to Seattle, where he worked as a freelance travel and design writer. It was in Seattle that he took up windsurfing, reviving his long-dormant surfing skills and his passion for the ocean. But the waters of the Pacific Northwest are cold, so Justin moved with his wife and daughter to Sayulita, 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. In his years living there, Justin learned to love Mexico even more than he did as a child when his family would vacation on Lake Chapala every summer.
Justin has written guidebooks on destinations ranging from Costa Rica to Los Angeles, as well as six murder mysteries featuring a travel writer and photographer which are set on Caribbean islands, in Costa Rica, and all over Mexico. Justin has returned to Seattle, where he lives with his family.