I am 48 years old, a graduate of UCLA, and a Veteran of the Viet Nam conflict. I served in Nam in 1970 and ’71. I was a Marine Corps Sergeant with a special MOS of supply. I served with distinction, with pride, with honor. I survived. I graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a special degree in creative writing. I have since published a number of poems in the National Library of Poetry (www.poetry.com) and other poetry books and journals as well as some short stories. I presently live in a suburb community of Montreal, Quebec. This novel, The Frogs, has an important significance to me, as well as certain literary merit.