After raising a family, George Matthew Cole lives with his wife and dog in Burien, Washington. His career, that spans over thirty years, has been exclusively in the field of computing. He has worked with mainframe computers as well as PCs and servers. "Flashmath for Windows 95" is a flash card program written by Mr. Cole many years ago. It is still in use today. The idea for George's first novel, "Colt O'brien Sees the Light", came from personal experience working with high school students over a two year period.
on July 25, 2011 :
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The Author does a great job of keeping the reader interested as the material flows smoothly throughout each chapter. Having worked in the IT industry for many years, I can relate to the day-to-day experiences the main character takes us through - especially the dreaded IT exams that many of us have experienced in our career. It is a great mix of fact and fiction as many of the places listed are those I have visited in the Northwest. The main character captures our heart as he struggles to fit in with the "nerds" and make a name for himself, and most of all his desire to make his father proud.
I'm ready for the sequel!
(reviewed the day of purchase)