DOUGLAS R. EIKERMAN is a former naval officer, lawyer, teacher, farmer, blogger, and author. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the United States Naval Academy in 1974, completed a Juris Doctor at the University of Kansas in 1982, and earned a Master of Laws in Transnational Business and Taxation from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1985. He is the author of five books: The Second Half of the Life of Bernard Trammel, a literary novel; What Your Lawyer Doesn't Want You to Know, a nonfiction piece for laypersons; The Woman in My Journal and Other Stories, a collection of short stories and personal essays; Ram-haj, a young-adult fantasy, and Petatán, an allegorical novel. In addition, he publishes articles and essays on his blog at www.slingingthebull.com and posts video tutorials on his website at www.1stspanish.com. He lives in Shawnee, Kansas.