Al MerrickAlan Merrick is a man of many formers — former musician, former pizza man, former janitor, barista, IT professional, consultant, and so on. These days he strives to count beans while he develops his career as an author and indie publisher. Al currently resides in the Pacific Northwest, among the pines and giant pickup trucks. While he loves life in this rainy corner of the planet, a big chunk of his heart remains in Southern California. The rest is somewhere in the garage.