D. M. Schuler was raised in rural Easton, Kansas, about 10 miles west of Leavenworth. After graduating Pleasant Ridge High School, he attended Kansas City Kansas Community College and then, briefly Kansas University. He subsequently joined the Air Force, but was discharged shortly after for sleepwalking. After holding several jobs, he worked for a government contractor at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, as a systems analyst. He currently resides at FMC Ft. Worth, Texas as a guest of the federal government. He is an avid runner and reader and feeds the squirrels in his spare time. He can be reached via his family at: firstname.lastname@example.org.