About the Author
Ransom of the Phoenix
So, who is Michael Ross Ault?

Submariner? At one time
Nuclear Technologist? For a decade
Oracle Database Expert? For the foreseeable future
Technical Writer? Mike has authored or co-authored 2 dozen technical
Scuba diver? As often as possible
Photographer? Always
Fiction Writer? Since he can remember

Mike was born in 1956, 1 year and 5 months before Sputnik was
launched and the space race begin in earnest. Raised when every
rocket launch an event. Weaned on classic science fiction like
Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Ray Bradbury Theater Mike was
soon devouring every science fiction novel in the school libraries,
public libraries and that he could buy. Mike joined the Navy at age
17 and became a Navy Nuclear Machinist Mate/ELT. After leaving the
Navy Mike became a Radiochemist at various nuclear plants. In this
novel you will see reflections of Mike's time spent in the Nuclear
technology field. Mike lives in Georgia with his wife of 36 years,
Susan and near his two daughters and grandchildren.