John Takacs served with the 101st Airborne division in Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart. He has worked as a police officer, a high rise ironworker, and an army paratrooper and is an avid outdoorsman. Takacs is the founder of Age Publishing, which is his fourth successful business. He lives in Pioneer, California. He chose fiction as his medium for this very important message because America has become an entertainment-based society. If you want to change opinions, you must be able to entertain, he says.