About the Author
In 1969, the United States accepted them. The two families moved to Brooklyn, NY before settling in the Pittsburgh, PA. suburbs.
Bedrich VIII graduated from Peters Township High Scool in 1980.
After graduation, Bedrich VIII attended the University of Pittsburgh's engineering school, but partied into a drop out after his 4th semester. In 1982, he moved to Dallas, TX to work as a carpenter. Seeing the grueling work involved, he quickly returned to Pitt, this time focusing on a psychology major.
In the refugee camps, Bedrich's mother read him books such as The Last of the Mohicans. In high school, he was a voracious reader, primarily of science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, even some of his sister's romance books. But it wasn't until his last two semesters at Pitt that his love of writing emerged. His first essay for an elective writing course, impressed the professor enough that she urged him to pursue writing as a vocation.
In 1984, Bedrich VIII dropped out again, only this time, instead of poor grades, it was the allure of nepotism. He went to work for his uncle's business in Victor, NY, eventually opening a branch office in Columbia, MD. In 1988 he met Barbara Tidwell, and they were married in 1991.
In 1993, he realized how much he had enjoyed writing. Ten years removed from any English classes, he began to write. He's written articles for various magazines, was a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and has been published in several papers and magazines on politics and social issues. In 2007, he took a small premise from his initial attempt at a novel, and his first published work, Polarized was born.