Bill EE-tem. Had lots of jobs, ex high school math teacher, data entry / legal coder, big rig driver, flatbedder, fork lift driver, bar bouncer, waiter, security guard, football coach, track coach, production, retail etc., etc. B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. Advanced math gets very addictive. You're exercising your mind, plus there are aesthetic aspects to it. I go through phases where I like to study it.
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. I have a plot synopsis of 'Amanda's War' on my facebook account. Busy people who don't have time for the novel might have time for the plot synopsis.
My nonfiction is all about Christianity.
2 Thess 2 says the Antichrist will be revealed prior to the Second Coming of Christ. Revelation 14. 6-11 says 3 angels from heaven will show up eventually. My religious books push a theory which days the great tribulation, see Revelation 18, revolves round the issue of the cross. The Devil's / the Antichrist's side will push one theory about the cross. The 3 angels from heaven will push an opposing theory.
One side will push the theory that all of the evils perpetrated over the centuries by people carrying crosses are reflected in the cross, rather as the evils of the Nazis are reflected in the Nazi swastika, and so the cross is evil, and is the mark of beast, and therefore you burn in hell forever if you put the mark of a cross on your forehead.
The other side says the cross is sacred and is the seal of God mentioned in Revelation 9, the seal which saves one from the torments described in Revelation 9, provided the seal is on your forehead.
'Rock Island' is the paraphrase which has my most recent updates and corrections.