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Donald Firesmith

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A geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. In this guise, he has authored seven technical books, written numerous software- and system-related articles and papers, and spoken at more conferences than he can possibly remember. He's also proud to have been named a Distinguished Engineer by the Association of Computing Machinery, although his pride is tempered somewhat by his fear that the term "distinguished" makes him sound like a graybeard academic rather than an active engineer whose beard is still slightly more red than gray.

By night and on weekends, his alter ego writes modern paranormal fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, action a
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Donald Firesmith I actually don't have a summer reading list. I have about 40 books on my Kindle Fire, and I just pick whichever one sounds be to read next.
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“He leaned towards me, and I did what any reasonable person would do when facing imminent death by being eaten alive. I screamed.”
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“They prefer their meals alive and terrified, for fear is their favorite sauce.”
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