G. L. Dearman spent two decades working as an analytical chemist before making a daring midnight escape from the laboratory. Now, he makes a living by inventing brazen but entertaining lies. A lifelong resident of Florida, Mr. Dearman resides in Lloyd, a former whistle stop in rural Jefferson County. The lack of concrete, crowds, and traffic lights suits him well. In addition to his loving mate and their spawn, his family consists of two hundred pounds of dog (divided, for convenience, into three discrete units). You are welcome to stalk him at his website, www.gldearman.com.