The Big Yellow Book

Seeing the World from Both Oculars-- a Bananaslug's Journal

Aurora, Illinois, United States
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alternate history, automation, cardigan corgis, charitable foundations, controls, dog rescue, dogs, dyslexia, editing, fantasy, flowmeters, instrumentation, journalism, manufacturing theory, marketing, pembroke corgis, sales, science fiction, writing
I'm the editor of CONTROL, the largest magazine covering process automation, and its website,, and its multiple digital properties. I am also a principal in Spitzer and Boyes LLC, a technology consulting firm. I am a published author, both nonfiction and fiction and a member of SFWA. I was one of the founders and first President of the CorgiAid Foundation for rescue funding for corgis. I have been an officer of ISA, the International Society of Automation. I am a Fellow of ISA, as well. I have also been a firstreader for Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, and John Ringo, as well as an occasional slush reader for Baen Books.I was a member of the Editorial Committee of Baen's Universe magazine, and the Editorial Board of The Grantville Gazette. I am the bananaslug at Baen's Bar, because I went to the University of California at Santa Cruz.