This novel that encompasses the past, present, and near-future is the first of a trilogy that will follow the main characters through the next several decades. The other two novels are already in rough draft. I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Indiana, and attended Purdue University. I had visited 48 of the 50 states before the age of 18, because my father was a college professor and a travel fanatic. Since graduating, I have lived and worked in more than 10 other countries including Brazil where I have lived off and on since 1984. I have written several short stories based on these experiences and have now expanded into writing novels.