Hell Holes: Research Trip to Fairbanks, Alaska

I’m leaving Friday for Fairbanks, Alaska for my son Isaac’s graduation from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Woo hoo! While up there, I will be taking a tour of Eielson AFB which is the location of the last chapter of Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton. I am also trying to finagle a tour of the US Army’s Permafrost Tunnel Research Center, as a tunnel through permafrost between a hell hole and a portal to Hell will play a major part in Hell Holes 3: To Hell and Back. I also hope to rent an SUV for a trip up the Dalton to Yukon Crossing, the site of another chapter in Hell Holes 2. I will upload pictures once I return.

About Donald

A computer geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. In this guise, he has authored seven technical books, written numerous software- and system-related articles and papers, and spoken at more conferences than he can possibly remember. He is also proud to have been named a Distinguished Engineer by the Association of Computing Machinery, although his pride is tempered somewhat worrying whether the term “distinguished” makes him sound more like a graybeard academic rather than an active engineer whose beard is still more red than gray. By night and on weekends, his alter ego writes modern paranormal fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, action and adventure novels and relaxes by handcrafting magic wands from various magical woods and mystical gemstones. His first foray into fiction is the book Magical Wands: A Cornucopia of Wand Lore written under the pen name Wolfrick Ignatius Feuerschmied. He lives in Crafton, Pennsylvania with his wife Becky, his son Dane, and varying numbers of dogs, cats, and birds.
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