After Navy service and graduate school, Stephen Fox taught American history at Humboldt State University until his retirement. His oral history, 'The Unknown Internment' (Twayne, 1990, reprinted as 'UnCivil Liberties' by Universal Publishers, 2000-2014), rekindled interest in the wartime relocation and internment of European Americans. For that contribution, he received an American Book Award in 1992. His most recent nonfiction book, 'Homeland Insecurity,' was published by iUniverse in 2009.'Illusions' is Steve's first fictional work. His favorite pastime, other than writing, is bicycle touring (www.crazyguyonabike.com/docs/maceasy).