Hank Perritt is a law professor who has written 15 books and nearly a hundred articles, including two books on Kosovo and a book and several articles on disability rights. He wrote and produced a musical about the Kosovo Liberation Army, and has written two plays in which several of the main characters are gay. He has known he was gay since we was about six years old, but was too terrified to do anything about it until he was in his mid-thirties. Thereafter, he was the first openly gay candidate for federal office in the state of Illinois, as the Democratic nominee for the U. S. Congress in his home district. He was in a 25-year domestic partnership, fulfilling his commitment "until death do us part." He enjoys sailing, his boxer dogs, and encouraging young people to pursue their dreams and overcome their fears. He loves stories featuring human struggles with sexual identity, dread of rejection, and individual creativity and courage to make the world a better place. He's got two more novels in the works.