Robert W. Pietzsch, author of Troman, graduated from Baylor University, was in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and retired from M&M Mars the candy company. He was on the team that developed Wild Berry and Tropical Skittles. Robert has traveled extensively and lived in Mexico and Belize while developing the idea of this novel. Robert fell in love with the Mayan culture and folklore and was intrigued by the idea of weaving together extraterrestrial beings, beings of a new evolution, spiritual beings, and cryptozoological beings into one epic tale. He currently lives in Galveston, Texas and loves to fish.