The author is a family man and veteran who enjoys the extreme good fortune of having a loving wife and two smart, healthy sons. Using the wonderful G.I. Bill, he worked his way through three college degrees. He remains especially proud of having served his country at many locations around the world during a 4-years stint in the Air Force Strategic Command, mainly in a Reconnaissance Wing. He is reasonably literate with experience in technical writing, editing, and writing for personal pleasure. Shot by Harp is his first novel.