Paul Block is the author of sixteen novels and the former editor-in-chief of Book Creations Inc., a book producer specializing in historical fiction. Block is also a working journalist and photographer. He currently is executive producer of timesunion.com, the Web site of the Times Union newspaper in Albany, New York. His photography is featured at paulblock.com. Block grew up in Glen Cove, New York, and attended the State University of New York at Binghamton and Empire State College. He has two grown children and lives in the Albany area. Robert Vaughan sold his first book when he was 19 years old. That was 50 years, nearly 250 titles, and 20 million books ago. Writing under 35 pseudonyms, he has hit the "New York Times" and "Publishers Weekly" bestseller lists twice. His book "Survival "(under the pseudonym K.C. McKenna) won the Spur Award for best western novel (1994), "The Power and the Pride "won the Porgie for best paperback original (1976), and "Brandywine's War" was named by the Canadian University Symposium of Literature as the best iconoclastic novel to come from the Vietnam War. He was inducted into the Writers' Hall of Fame in 1998.