Bill EE-tem. Had lots of jobs, ex high school math teacher, data entry / legal coder, big rig driver, fork lift driver, retail, bar bouncer, football coach etc., etc. B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota.
Living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Lived in Los Angeles for a few years. Same with Colorado. Lived in Mexico for 20 months, mostly in Oaxaca. Traveled round Europe for a few months after college.
My novels usually deal with kids who find themselves trapped in dire circumstances where they must either do something courageous or else they will be crushed by the dire circumstances.
`Constitutional History of the Western World' has over half a million words so I wrote some abridgments of it, such as 'Rock Island', 'Guilty Pleasures', 'The Cult', 'Protestantism' etc. The long pitch for 'Rock Island' is a little aggressive. But there's really no excuse for drawing insane conclusions from your premises, no excuse for drawing conclusions which cannot possibly follow from whatever premises it is that you start off with.
In most of my nonfiction books I focus lots of attention on an issue involving the cross and the crucifix. Don't commit sacrilege with either the cross or the crucifix! Sacrilege is a mortal sin which leads offenders straight to perdition. Declaring something to be evil when God says it is sacred, or declaring something to be sacred when God says it is evil are examples of sacrilege.