| Richard Kram is the author of a published book of poems and has completed his first novel, now undergoing the critique process. He holds a B.S. in mathematics and electrical engineering from Duke University. Kram performed brain surgery on small primates during his two years of post-graduate work in neuropsychology. His eclectic interests, creativity, and academic background served him well as VP of Systems and Software Engineering for a consulting firm, where anti-submarine warfare (ASW), kidney dialysis, Naval war games, and the human-machine interface were among his areas of expertise. As of 2015 he is a full-time writer.