Elliotte is originally from New Orleans to which he returns periodically in search of a decent bowl of gumbo. However, he currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife Beth and dog Thor. He's a frequent speaker at industry conferences including Software Development, Dr. Dobb's Architecture & Design World, SD Best Practices, Extreme Markup Languages, JavaWorld, and too many user groups to count. His fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Crossed Genres, and Daily Science Fiction in addition to numerous anthologies. His most recent books are Java Network Programming, 4th edition, and the JavaMail API, both from O’Reilly.