The author wishes to remain anonymous because, in his opinion, the good-ol'-boy club (gender applies) that runs the town he writes about has proven to be vindictive toward those who challenge their autocratic disposition. Saint Dustin of Borealis is a pseudonym. "Dustin" derives from old Norse, Torsten, or Thor's stone. The name Torsten meant valiant fighter. Thor's stone (or hammer) in action was thought of as a lightning bolt. In this story Thor's stone might be considered a metaphor for Dustin's "hard-hitting" satire. Dustin has a long teaching career and is interested in the difficulties educators face in the U.S., He lives in the midwest, rather quietly. Despite his satirical proclivities, he believes he is a normal person, even if uncertain what standard applies.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Injustice. Abuse of power. Disrespect for the teaching profession.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. If they connect with my words, I am being useful to them.