Bob Mann grew up in West Monroe, Louisiana. In 1986, he received his Masters Degree in Chemistry from Louisiana Tech University. He has lived in the Houston area for the past ten years, where he works as a chemist in the hazardous waste industry. Along the way he has been a janitor, waiter, laborer, forklift operator, printer, mud logger, ER lab technician, water treatment chemist, and finally a hazardous materials chemist. This is his first novel.