WILLIAM C. DIETZ is the best-selling author of more than thirty novels some of which have been translated into German, Russian, and Japanese. He grew up in the Seattle area, spent time with the Navy and Marine Corps as a medic, graduated from the University of Washington, lived in Africa for half a year, and has traveled to six continents. Dietz has been employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer, television producer and Director of Public Relations and Marketing for an international telephone company. Dietz is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Writer's Guild, and the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He and his wife live in Washington State where they enjoy traveling, kayaking, and not too surprisingly, reading books.