Raymond Vogel is the kind of writer that sneaks out of bed late at night to capture an idea he had, the kind that likes going to airports to create imaginary characters out of the interesting people he sees.
His first book, "Matter of Resistance," was first written in 2007 while Raymond was working as a Systems Engineer on the NASA Orion Program. Taking part in the time-honored custom of daydreaming at his desk, he imagined a world in the long-distant future where humanity had not only settled on Mars but had become something different - something greater. The book was first published in 2011. However, although it was very well received, the book has been rewritten in its entirety (while keeping the plot virtually unaltered) to reflect several years of learning from great writers.
Raymond has also published a number of short stories, most of which are available free through Smashwords (or for 99 cents on Amazon, if you're having a "treat yo self" kind of day).
Today, Raymond spends his creative energy working on scripts for feature length films. He lives in Ohio, trying desperately with his wife to keep up with the active imaginations and hectic schedules of their three daughters and foster children.