Don Jacobson is a native of Southern California. He is a physicist with numerous publications, most not available (or of interest) to the general public. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in Particle Physics. When not pursuing science, he is most often delving into history, particularly focussing on civilization's golden ages, such as Elizabethan England, the era that Final Act is set in. He is also the author of The Scribe's Family, a unique family saga spread across ten golden ages spanning five millennia, now available as an ebook. Don Jacobson is also an active photographer, musician, and model ship builder.