Fred Phillips is a husband, father, and small business owner.  He has owned is own business in the employment screening and legal research field for over 20 years.  He also worked as a field representative and owned a small advertising and promotional business prior to that.  In addition to his business endeavors, he has spent many years working as a youth coach in baseball, softball, soccer, and basketball.  He enjoys writing and has built up a small writing business to compliment his other work.  Over the years he has had a few poems and short stories published and recently completed his first novel(“finally!” – his wife exclaims).  His wife enjoyed the book and thought it was a great first novel, but that’s a long way from getting a publisher to like it and believe in it.  Fred is secretly keeping his fingers crossed that in late middle age, he will finally get discovered!