Fred Myers, born and raised in rural Indiana, lives in Alabama. Trained in agriculture at Purdue University, an inner voice caused him to spurn the usual employment track and become a writer and photographer. Despite the lack of formal training and experience in both disciplines, he spent the next thirty-one years in a myriad of mostly agriculturally related corporate and freelance experiences. He achieved a high level of success serving as writer, journalist, editor, and photographer. Next, he published a series of popular guides for cruising boaters to earn a national reputation in that recreational niche. Most recently, a brief incident while vacationing in Nova Scotia caused him to venture into the world of fiction. The result is his first novel, Goodbye Akron.