Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, William Amend was steeped in colonial American history. Childhood jaunts to nearby Philadelphia and Washington D.C. fanned his interests in the early 'American experiment' and how our political system continues to play out. He and his wife attended Wilmington Friends School founded in 1748. Amherst College provided a stimulating liberal arts education. Thereafter, he graduated from Cornell Medical College.
After a thirty-year academic medical career in San Francisco, Amend has returned to his roots with this fictional work. In retirement, he and his wife Connie enjoy visiting their four children and their families.