L. Wade Powers has published books and articles in the fields of medical technology, ecology, marine biology, and animal behavior under the name Lawrence W. Powers, PhD. He authored a critique of The Winter of Our Discontent for Steinbeck Review and several articles for The Oregon Encyclopedia Online. He is a contributing editor for the Journal of the Shaw Historical Library and served as creative nonfiction editor for Timberline Review for two years. As L. Wade Powers, he has published two novels, The Home (2017) and The Party House (2019), and two collections of short stories: Falling in Love and Other Misadventures (2019) and Confronting the Boundaries (2020). A revised edition of The Home was published in November 2019. This novel, his first historical fiction, is based on fifteen years of research on Francis Drake and his 1579 visit to the West Coast of North America. He is currently at work on a fourth novel. A retired professor of natural sciences, Larry lives in Eastern Oregon with his wife, Alla, with the gracious permission of their cat, Mollie. He is a member of the Northwest Association Independent Writers Association (NIWA) and Willamette Writers. For further information about the author and his works, please visit lwadepowers.com.