Michael Hawley and his wife, Anita, have six beautiful children who keep their lives very busy. He holds a master's degree in science and secondary science education at State University of New York, College of Buffalo. His master's research is on fossil faunal distribution, microstratigraphy, and correlation on Western and Central New York State sedimentary rock strata. He has completed further graduate research on fossil intermediates, creationism, and the scientific process. Additionally, he holds a bachelor's degree at Michigan State University in geology and geophysics and holds another bachelor's degree at the College of Buffalo, in earth science secondary education and chemistry. He recently retired as a commander and naval aviator in the U.S. Navy, and is enjoying a second career as a secondary science teacher. More information can be viewed on his author website: www.searchingfortruthwithabrokenflashlight.com .