Hill DeMent is a retired teacher. He grew up in Bunceton, MO and graduated from Hi. Sch. in nineteen forty six. He went to live with his aunt and uncle and worked in a hardware store in Red Fork, OK. He wanted to work his way through college but he soon found he had to be a vet. to get a job near a college campus. The government was still paying for the GI Bill so he joined the Army Air Force under a career plan. He went to a diesel mechanic school. He was in the Air Force in Alaska when the Korean War started as a heavy equipment mechanic. He was in Alaska two years and was sent to San Bernardino, from there to George Air Base and put in charge of an upholstery shop. This was not in his career plan. He was granted an early separation and enrolled in the Chanute, KS JuCo. From there he entered Pittsburg State University and earned a BS degree in Industrial Arts with a minor in Science. He taught Life Sci, Earth Sci., Physical Sci, Arithmetic and Career Exploration in the Ft Scott, KS Jr. Hi. The National Science Foundation offered him stipends to go to summer school. He earned a MS Degree in Natural Sci. He taught Chem. Phy. and Bio. at the high school level and Bio. at night at the junior college level in Oxford, Kansas. He retired from teaching in nineteen eighty eight. His next novel is about a poor Ozark pig farmer boy who becomes famous and rich in his travels - THE ODYSSEY OF DANNY HELM. He has one patent.