Donald James Parker is a native of Madison, South Dakota transplanted into middle Tennessee. He is the CEO of Sword of the Spirit Publishing and has written 19 novels and one non-fiction book. His new focus is screenplays and acting. He hosts the Blogtalk Radio show Wielding the Sword of the Spirit and is a writer for Examiner.com. His favorite pastimes include biking, fishing, and reading. Parker was a four year letter man in tennis at his Alma Mater Dakota State University. Parker retired from a career in computer programming that included stints at the Frank Russell Company, Microsoft, and PACCAR to write and produce movies.