About the Author
Mark Jacobsen is a C-17 pilot in the U.S. Air Force and a Middle East Regional Affairs Specialist. He has flown missions to more than 25 countries, speaks Arabic, and studied Conflict Resolution in Jordan. Mark enjoys imaginative, character-driven fiction, and his own writing reflects his interests in politics and international affairs. He is the winner of the 2000 Asimov Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. He lives in northern California with his wife and three children. Follow Mark online at www.buildingpeace.net or @jacobsenmd.