Book Description

About the Author Jeffrey Vollmer was born in 1968, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and at eight-years old moved with his mother and sister to the nearby town of Stevens Point. He has two degrees from Wisconsin Universities, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Science. As a young man Vollmer lived and worked a variety of jobs, including typewriter mechanic, roofer, potato inspector, cheese warehouse watchman, mall-store manager, produce salesman, telemarketer, bartender, university development director, and State and U.S. Government payroll deduct fundraising administrator, in the States of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, Wisconsin and Massachusetts. In those jobs he met a variety of people with exciting stories, and mined from each unique voices and characters he brings to life. From 1997 to 1999, Vollmer served in the U.S. Peace Corps as a volunteer stationed in the former Soviet Republic of Estonia. He returned to Estonia after 9/11, 2001 to live there with his wife and son. He taught adult, primary and secondary grade English as a foreign language, as well as advised dozens of private, government and nongovernmental clients throughout the country. He and his son returned to the Wisconsin Northwoods in 2008. There they live, in a cabin on a lake, and breed Black Russian Terriers. Vollmer continues to volunteer, now as a local firefighter, and spends free time writing about the many characters he?s known. Read more