Samuel Jaye Tanner is a thirty-seven year old person.

He is also a bunch of other things. Sam is an education professor, an author, a father of two boys, and a teacher. Like the character in his first book, Shot Across the River Styx (who should not be confused for somebody who played point guard for the Lakers in the eighties - see book for details), he is mostly trying to learn how to travel through enormous, complicated universes.

Sam was born in the Twin Cities, and currently lives in State College, PA. Sam spends any free time he can find playing video games. He also tries to make the best of things.