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. During his tenure at the DOD, he was also appointed by the University of Maine to advise and assist the Physics Department in providing an industrial perspective for quality education. 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 also had a young adult novel published by Whimsical Publications entitled, Journey Home – A Cat’s Tale, a story about the life of a homeless cat, searching for a new home, and endeavoring to understand why he was abandoned. His second novel, currently under a publishing contract, is an adult contemporary story about people’s inattention and associated indifference to disturbing national events during a transitory period of time for a changing nation entitled Beware the Dither Bird..., an eye-opening profile of things to come. He is currently writing two other novels in another genre.