Edward F. Cassidy was born in Brooklyn, New York City in 1958. He is a scientist and businessman, who has been working in industry - in the United States and Europe - for the past thirty years. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science, and has a varied technical and marketing background. He has traveled extensively around the globe - for both business and pleasure - his entire life. In addition to this Life Story he has also written two AuthorHouse-published books: a comprehensive compilation of travel poems (‘My Year - Poems from the Road’, ©2008), and a 5-act play (‘The First Violin’, ©2008). He is married and lives happily with his wife, Judith, along with their two dogs, Bonnie and Kristie, in South Carolina - in the upstate at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have a daughter, grandson and granddaughter, who live in Belgium.