Hill DeMent is a retired teacher. He grew up in Bunceton, MO. He graduated from high school in nineteen forty six. He worked in a hardware store in Red Fork, Okalahoma. He had to be a veteran to get a job near a college campus. The government was still paying for the GI Bill. He joined the Army Air Force under a career plan. He went to a diesel mechanic school. He was in Alaska when the Korean War started as a heavy equipment mechanic. After two years in Alaska he was rotated to San Benito eight. He was put in charge of an upholstery shop. This was not in his career plan. He applied for early separation. He enrolled in the Chanute, KS JuCo. He entered Pittsburg State University and earned a BS degree in Industrial Arts with a minor in Science. He taught Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Arithmetic and Career Exploration in the Ft. Scott, KS Jr. High. The NSF gave him stipends. He earned a MS in Natural Science. He taught Chem., Phys. plus Bio at high school and JuCo level. He has one patent. He retired in nineteen eighty eight. He has written five novels.