Bryan Costales lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. 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 (Fool Church Media) and hosts a free multimedia web site bcx.news. He published his first novel, "Jo." And is hard at work on his second novel, "Puppet."