Dick Snyder lives and writes in Bakersfield, CA. He is married, a graduate of the University of Colorado (PhD), and an Emeritus Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. His earlier book, BOOMERANG, has been recognized as an unusually thoughtful fictional portrait of a young man’s life. He maintains a keen interest in short story detective fiction and uses Jonas Kirk to explore uncertain purpose in a small community. Raised in Taft, California, Snyder continues to explore the personal, powerful dynamics of a cast of characters coming to know one another more deeply than they might have imagined. For recreation, he walks…and talks.