"Douglas Mendel lives in the Colorado Rockies, where the beauty, peace and tranquility feed his soul and provide inspiration for his writings. He also has a non-profit that helps firemen in Cambodia, two fire trucks being the biggest donations. www.firetrucksforcambodia.com Douglas was inspired to write this novel through NaNoWriMo.org. Four words of wisdom gave him the freedom to compose, ?Write With Free Abandon?. www.dougmendel.com"