Russell H. Plante is an Engineering Physicist with a diverse engineering and academic background in Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Business Administration. He has held positions as a systems engineer with Automation Industries, Inc., a project engineer in Kalwall Corp’s Solar Division, and in the Department of Defense as a Branch Head in Control Engineering, Welding Engineering, and Quality Control Engineering Analysis. A skilled technical writer, he is a previously published author of non-fiction with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. for his book entitled Solar Domestic Hot Water – A Practical Guide to Installation and Understanding and with Academic Press (Elsevier) for his book entitled Solar Energy – Photovoltaics and Domestic Hot Water: A Technical & Economic Guide for Project Planners, Builders, and Property Owners. He has received awards for Solar Building Engineering Design from the State of Maine Office of Energy Resources and from the U.S. Department of Energy for Energy Innovation Technologies. In addition to non-fiction he has had two novels published and has completed a third and started a fourth. The first novel was released in 2016 entitled Journey Home – A Cat’s Tale, a story about a homeless cat and his journey of self-discovery that relates to all of us. His second novel entitled Beware the Dither Bird, released December 2018, (video book trailer video available:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irLDk8fGaEE&feature=youtu.be) is a provocative, contemporary novel about two friends—one attempting to save a forest and its wildlife from extinction—the other attempting to warn people about foreboding satellite radio messages of harmful national events yet to occur. During the course of their resolve to fight for what they believe, both come to realize that large organizations can obviate the voice of any one individual. Both come to understand that consequential harmful changes can occur because of people's inattention to destructive policies, and that inveterate lies, misrepresented facts, and the deliberate obfuscation of pertinent information are common links between them. Two stories—one message, revealing a look into our future.