Dr. David A. Thomas is a retired Professor of Mathematics Education. During a 40 year teaching career spanning middle school, high school, and university, David authored books and scholarly papers, gave presentations at professional conferences across the country and around the world, and won awards and grants as a teacher, researcher, and scholar. The Z'Li Empire series is his first work of fiction. David and his wife, Dr. Cynthia S. Thomas, comprise Mathematics Education Associates LLP of Great Falls, MT.
Heather C. Thomas, David's daughter, holds an honors degree in physics from Montana State University. She has worked at both the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and at Los Alamos National Laboratory with lasers, fiber optics and remote sensing projects and in the private sector on the development of terabyte optical communication equipment for the network backbone. She lives with her husband, Kent Christian, in Falls Church, VA.