Bryan Costales lives and writes in San Francisco, California. He has been active in system administration and software development for more than 20 years and has been writing articles and books about computer software for more than 25 years. His most notable books are C from A to Z (Prentice Hall), Unix Communications (Howard Sams), and sendmail (O'Reilly Media). In addition to technical books, he also writes fiction fiction and hosts a free multimedia web site bcx.org. He is shopping for an agent for his first novel, "Jo." An is hard at work on his second novel, "Puppet."