Nicholas Hallum is the pseudonym for a writer born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1968. He has subsequently been a visitor or foreign resident in Hamburg, Germany; Barcelona, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; London, England; Los Angeles, California; and at the United States Army and Air Force Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) near Seattle, Washington. At JBLM, he has taught classes to military personnel on base, and has also spent time at Yale University, in Washington D.C. and in New York City working on national security matters for both corporate and governmental interests.
Mr. Hallum has worked closely with former NSA and CIA employees to define security protocols and secure operating environments, and his work has appeared in classified intelligence briefings. He has climbed both Mt. Rainier in Washington and Mt. Whitney in California. He now works, under his real name, in the high tech industry near Seattle Washington.