Barry Burnett lives in, loves, and is alternatively amused, confounded, comforted, and appalled by Boulder, Colorado. He currently works part-time as a family doc, the world's very best day job, and spends the rest of his days suffering silently as a writer (and, yes, exercising regularly, trying to eat well, wearing sunscreen, and staying happily married). After a rather truncated high school career, he worked in a bronze foundry, briefly visited art school, then obtained his GED and proceeded to Monteith College, Wayne State University Medical School, a residency at the University of Colorado, and a public health degree at UCLA. Since then, he has taught family medicine and developed a solo practice, before recently joining a larger group. Barry Burnett is the author of numerous articles and the original "Zen of Science" column for Nexus, all with a focus on integrating alternative and mainstream health care. A decade or so ago, he fell into fiction and has been addicted since. This has resulted in Resonance, Thrilling Romance, The Mortalist, a handful of short stories, and now, How To Live Forever. Not only have the human and moral aspects of longevity been a lifelong interest, but it was a boatload of fun to write.