Gray Rinehart is the only person to have commanded an Air Force satellite tracking station, written speeches for Presidential appointees, and had music on The Dr. Demento Show.
His fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Asimov's Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies, and his first novel is being published by WordFire Press. He is a contributing editor (the "Slushmaster General") for Baen Books and a singer/songwriter with two albums of mostly science-fiction-and-fantasy-inspired music.
He fought rocket propellant fires, refurbished space launch facilities, "flew" Milstar satellites, drove trucks, processed nuclear command and control orders, commanded the largest remote tracking station in the Air Force Satellite Control Network, and did other interesting things during his rather odd USAF career. His alter ego is the Gray Man, one of several famed ghosts of South Carolina's Grand Strand, and his web site is graymanwrites.com.
Toni Weisskopf will be running the crowd through the best of what's going on in the Baen universe. (And there will be giveaways!) Fans of the Black Tide Rising universe won't want to miss a special announcement about this series!
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)