About the Author

As a student at the University of Georgia, Ray Dan Parker studied literature and history. His earliest influences came from such nineteenth and early twentieth century authors as James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, and George Eliot. He is also an avid reader of such science fiction legends as Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Kurt Vonnegut, as well as contemporary authors John Grisham, Michael Connelly, and John Sandford.

While in college Mr. Parker also worked for various local and campus newspapers. There he discovered a passion for interviewing and reporting that continues to this day.

Following a long career in consulting, Mr. Parker began his fiction career with the publication of Unfinished Business, a murder mystery set in 1968 rural Florida. His second novel, Fly Away – The Metamorphosis of Dina Savage, takes place more recently in the Atlanta area, followed by a third in the Tom Williams series, Pronounced Ponce – The Midtown Murders.

Mr. Parker is married and lives in Atlanta, where he spends his free time writing, reading, and teaching. He also enjoys community service projects and works as a youth leader at his church.