Farrell Till has an undergraduate degree in English and religion, a master’s in English, plus 90 postgraduate hours, and has over two decades of experience teaching college writing and literature. He has had hundreds of articles published on free thought and religious criticism and has lectured coast to coast on these subjects. This part of his writing career was known well enough for mystery writer Jane Haddam to refer to him by name in True Believers when she was developing the character of Edith Lawton (page 27). Lawton aspired to compete with the “heavyweights” in this field of writing, and Till was one of two “heavyweights” that Ms. Haddam mentioned to present this aspect of Lawton’s frustrated writing career. For three years, he wrote a humorous column for Free Inquiry magazine, and he has had short stories published in different Midwestern university literary magazines. He lives in Canton, Illinois, with his wife Sandra and loyal dachshund Tuffy.