David Bessmer is a freelance writer whose long career in advertising and public relations has gradually segued into publishing. He has ghostwritten and edited numerous magazine articles and has published more than forty under his own byline. Dave has done editorial work on several BenBella titles, most of them related to science and health. He and his wife, also a writer and editor, live down the road from the Interlochen Arts Academy near Traverse City, Michigan, where they enjoy fishing, paddling, and hiking and also do occasional editing and publicity for a local book publisher. Dave graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English language and literature. He is the kind of irredeemable English-major nerd who would plan a trip to Ireland around visiting Yeats’s grave and being in Dublin for Bloomsday. Twice.