Bob Brannan is a professor at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, where he has taught composition for 17 years. He received his M.A. in composition/rhetoric from Iowa State University and began his teaching career as a "freeway flyer," shuttling between community colleges and carrying his office in a bag. Over the years, he has taught a number of writing classes--including developmental, first- and second-semester composition, business and technical writing, advanced composition, and honours seminars--but he focuses much of his attention on the pre-college-level writer. He is also the author of A Writer's Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays, now in its third edition.