Hello. My main focus is Macs and other computers. My experience as an author began in 1987, just three years after I purchased my first Mac. My first software reviews were written for MacGuide magazine. Working as the Contributing Editor for MacWorld from 1990 through 2004 was the next important event in my professional life. I also created the content for several other popular Mac magazines.
I've co-authored or written about 50 books on subjects ranging from Adobe Dreamweaver to Apple Keynote, Microsoft Office, and CSS. Over the years I've also worked with a variety of publishers, including Peachpit Books, IDG Books and Dummies Press. Microsoft Press, Wiley-Que, O'Reilly Media, Wiley, Que and Microsoft Press. To extend my professional experience, I have also contributed to software user manuals and white papers.
Dori and I were pioneers in blogging. In 1999, we launched a blog named Backup Brain where we debate political issues and other subjects that aren't directly related to the technology field. When Twitter became popular quickly, we were eager to jump on the bandwagon. I have also accounts with Facebook and LinkedIn.
My family moved from Culver City, Los Angeles County and moved to Healdsburg, Northern California's Sonoma Wine Country at the end of 1999. The new house was a wonderful location to raise our son Sean and also provided me with additional inspiration to immerse into my work. We have been missing Pixel our cat Pixel since 2013. Pixel appeared in every novel I wrote, had his own website, and even - if you believe me even responded to emails.