Dick Claassen began to write when he was barely 9 years old. Eventually he became skilled enough to write various pieces for the Des Moines Register newspaper, the photography magazine Petersen's Photographic, and two books for the textbook publisher, Houghton-Mifflin. Dick has written numerous sci fi and paranormal romance novels, and he co-created, co-owned and co-operated Awe-Struck E-Books from 1999 to 2009. Dick now writes comprehensive music method books on how to play the Native American flute, how to finger pick the 5-string banjo, and how to finger pick the ukulele. Dick is a proud single dad of one daughter who is a professional cellist.