Bio: Gene Hilgreen lives in Lindenhurst, NY with his faithful companion Millie a rescued Border collie. He spent thirty years in Information Technology and ITGC audit. As an ex-gymnast and freestyle skier he lived on the edge with a Devil-may-care attitude. Now retired, he writes suspense thrillers and monthly short stories for The Writers 750 Group on LinkedIn. He has authored Dragon at 1600, the first of a series in which he relives his rebelled past through his protagonist Buckner Axele Davidssen—a protector of the Constitution—who reports only to God and Old Glory. His second series is for the YA arena and spins off Jules Spenser—a prodigy child—who wants to follow in Grandpa Buck’s footsteps. Look for First of Jules a suspense thriller coming soon. Writing didn’t come easy for Gene, and becoming a published author was a pipe dream. Saddled with the moniker Dutch D Hilgreen in college, it was once said, “Good thing you write on a computer, because if you wrote with a pen you’d hurt yourself.” The encouragement of his wife Donna—rest in peace darling, gave him the incentive. The family of successful authors and editors from the Writers 750 Group showed him the tools. What was once a blank stage now explodes with color—living, breathing, and awaking all the senses.