About the author: Martin Tays has done many things in his life, some of them frankly quite odd. He ran a nuclear reactor on a fast attack submarine, built props for movies and TV shows, ran security for a 50,000 resident apartment complex, and wrangled rats.

He has also washed dishes, dug ditches, fought fires for free, cooked WAY too much fast food over the years, and done hardware and software customer support for almost every now outmoded technology on the planet.

You do what you've got to do to keep the cat fed.

But the goal has always been writing. Writing puts flesh to dream, inspires minds, and emboldens hearts... plus it lets you work while wearing your jammies (always a bonus.)

And if he had to do it all over again, he probably would.