R. L. Snyder has been a soldier and a teacher. He has moved thirty-three times, visited eleven countries and lived in three of them. Having climbed mountains, jumped out of ariplanes, and spent a lot of time in, above and below the water, he has decided it was time to settle down and do something different. Discovering he enjoys writing he has decided to provide stories of adventure and imagination to the young and the young at heart. He lives in Maine with his wife and young son.