Dennis Brooke, a former US Air Force officer, counts standing on the Berlin Wall in its final days as one of the highlights of his life. His work and travel have taken him all over the world, including Sydney, São Paulo, and Strasbourg. His home base is in Seattle. He and his wife, Laurie, are avid hikers, kayakers, bikers, and world travelers. Dennis teaches at writing conferences and has been published in over two dozen international and local publications.