Kenneth H. Fleischer is in his third career. With a formal education that was intended to lead to a career as an entomologist, he left college and went to work in the electronics industry, where he stayed for twenty-nine years, the last fourteen of which were as an independent consultant engineer.
His first love, however, was story-telling, and he began to pursue this interest seriously near the end of his engineering career, from which he formally retired at 50. His interests include music, philosophy, psychology, and cultural anthropology.
"I believe that a story has to grab the reader’s interest right away," he says. "If one is forced to be patient for the book to start paying off after several dozen pages, I think the writer has cheated his public. You’ll never see me doing that sort of thing."
Murfi is Fleischer’s first work to be published electronically.