David C. Noonan worked as an environmental engineering consultant for thirty-five years, taught graduate engineering classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northeastern University, and published more than three dozen technical journal articles before turning to creative writing. Thomas Nelson (now part of Harper Collins) published his first book, Aesop & the CEO: Powerful Business Lessons from Aesop’s Ancient Fables, which is now in eleven languages. His work has also been published in Parents magazine and Civil Engineer magazine. The Man from Misery is his first novel. He is a member of the Western Writers of America. He lives with Clare, his wife of more than forty years, in a suburb south of Boston. They have three grown children and one grandchild.