Robert R. Shelsky has been a writer for twenty years. Prior to that, he lived in Texas, Massachusetts, New York, Australia, and California. He attended Southwestern College, University of Victoria at British Columbia, and San Diego State. He has written technical works and manuals for major corporations, such as Xscribe, Courseware, IVAC, and many others, as well as writing articles for in-house corporate magazines in the San Diego area. One year ago, he moved to North Carolina and started writing fulltime. His greatest loves are science fiction and fantasy, as well as doing research for freelance articles. His stories and articles have appeared in various magazines. Soap Bubbles was his first published science fiction story. Implosion came out last year at Alien Skin Magazine. Gateway SF Magazine has recently published Let it be Forever. His time travel romance story, A Confederate Yankee in Annabelle's Court, is coming out early in 2005 with Arabella Romance Magazine. He has just completed and sent to an agent, Simon Simple and the Spirit of the Wendigo, his first fantasy novel. In addition, Robert is currently a resident monthly columnist for Alien Skin Magazine, where his articles deal with how to write science fiction. His byline there is Rob Shelly. Also, he has placed three consecutive times in the L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest. His favorite pastimes are writing, reading, hiking, and traveling. Occasionally (with a glass of wine), he likes to watch the sunset over the North Carolina Sand Hills.