Jon M. Duff is an award-winning author of seventeen academic textbooks and over forty publications for education, industry, government, and the military. He has been a soldier, farm worker, college professor, and professional rock ‘n’ roll singer. While touring, he became acquainted with a young Cuban immigrant’s compelling story. This new American family’s saga became the inspiration for Flip Costa. Jon lives outside Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, a complete collection of John D. McDonald mysteries, and his West Highland terrier, Argus.