Ralph S. Souders is an American author of Literary Fiction. A native of the Chicago area, he has also lived in South and Central Florida, Upstate New York and East Tennessee. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. After graduation he worked almost exclusively in executive positions in the American subsidiaries of German manufacturing companies. Through the years he wrote hundreds of business letters and this is how he believes he honed his writing skills. Today he is happily married to his wife of thirty-one years. They have one daughter who is a special education school teacher. They are now retired and make their home in Middle Tennessee.