Martin S. Manuel, author with books in paperback and Kindle formats, was born and grew up in western Ohio and now lives near Charlotte, NC. He and his wife have two adult married daughters and six grandchildren. Martin's career began in the field of electronics technology in which he worked with and wrote about general purpose computers. He went on to manage technical writers and instructional designers before operating a small technology business. Parallel to his interest in technology, Martin pursued biblical studies and served as an elder in his church. When asked to serve as a pastor, he accepted while pursuing and attaining a master's degree in pastoral ministry from Grace Communion Seminary. Although he continues to teach and serve in Christian ministry, writing books is now Martin's primary interest.