I am a retired Navy Submarine Master Chief with 25 years serving our country.
I started preparing taxes for one of the big companies almost 20 years ago and have spent a TON of time doing tax research and tax writing. One of the most frustrating things about tax books is that they seem to be written based on the way the IRS writes, and not the way people's lives happen. That was the motivation for Everyday Taxes!
I started writing fiction as a part of National Novel Writing Month (which I also used to teach Goal Setting while in the Navy). I have written three novels, but have not published them yet, as my obsession with taxes has taken over my writing life. Maybe next year...
I also write a tax blog: supertaxgenius.blogspot.com and a stalker blog based on Chef Sean Brock's cookbook, Heritage. If you don't know who Sean Brock is - get to know him - he's a genius. The stalker blog is oxandbrock.blogspot.com and is basically a Julie and Julia ripoff where we do every recipe from the Heritage cookbook. This is a pretty daunting task because the book has some INSANE recipes, including roasting a whole pig (which we did!)
Anyway, enjoy my writing, and buy my books! Everyday Taxes is the best tax book nobody's buying!