Ted Herrman was born in New York City but spent nearly all of his childhood in the Panama Canal Zone. There was no television there during his early childhood years, a fortunate circumstance to which he is forever grateful to fate. Today he does not own or watch one.
He graduated from Cristobal High School in the Canal Zone in 1957 whereupon he went away to college in Minnesota. After wasting four years in several different undergraduate majors, he realized that he was not ready for college. In a moment of patriotic confusion, he enlisted in the U S Army and subsequently wasted three more years as an enlisted infantryman. He never left the continental USA nor did he fight any communists in Cuba or Viet Nam.
After his Army stint, he went back to college as a second semester freshman and began study all over again of mathematics, physics, and computer science. He graduated in 1970 and had married his Canal Zone sweetheart and fathered two boys and a girl. He began his career in computer science in New Jersey but within a few years, he and his family moved to the Canal Zone to raise their family. Wasting seven more years as a computer scientist in an accounting department, he and his family moved back to Virginia in 1978 where he finally began work designing and programming scientific applications for the U. S. Geological Survey.
He retired in 1990 and moved to Florida to be close to his two boys now grown and married and with their own children. He then spent ten years designing and programming computer applications for the Department of Defense as a contractor.
Today he and his second wife, Jo Ann, spend their time in four activities. They spend most of the business day extracting a few bucks from the stock market as pattern traders. Secondly, they spend time with their grandchildren teaching them to respect and love the outdoors, hiking, and camping. Thirdly, they spend time designing and developing automated stock market trading software, which allows them to spend less time working, and more time writing and playing. Lastly, he now writes science fiction. This is a labor of love he put off while earning a living. Now, with more time available he pens thoughts which he hopes will become his life's legacy. His wife is his ferocious, merciless, nitpicky editor without whom his writing would be gibberish.
He and his wife live, work, and play in the greater Orlando, Florida area.