Lawrence M Schoen
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, with a special focus in psycholinguistics. He spent ten years as a college professor, and has done exten-sive research in the areas of human memory and language. His background in the study of behavior and the mind provide a principal metaphor for his fiction. He cur-rently works as the director of research and chief compliance officer for a series of mental health and addiction treatment facilities. He's also one of the world's foremost authorities on the Klingon language, having championed the exploration of this con-structed tongue and lectured on this unique topic throughout the world. Among other writing endeavors, he is currently expanding “Thresher” to novel length. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Valerie, who is neither a psychologist nor a speaker of Klingon.