Jerry Rhoads is a liberal arts and business graduate of Simpson College in 1961. Born in Indianola, Iowa, he moved, with his wife and first child, to Chicago, Illinois, after graduating from college. He and his wife currently reside in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. His writing career began in the business environment where he has published nine books and a large number of published articles on health care, his specialty. He and his wife of fifty-seven years have four grown children, twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandson. The Tenth Wonder of the World is the third in a series of poems written over the last thirty-five years. The Eighth Wonder of the World is the platform for sequels, continuing with this book.