Fiction writing is Peter Pollak’s fourth career. He has been a journalist, educator and entrepreneur. He has a Ph.D. from the University at Albany in history and education. He currently runs a news website, The Empire Page, where he blogs on NYS politics. He self-published his first novel, The Expendable Man, a political thriller, in 2011. His second novel, Making the Grade, a police procedural, will be self-published in 2012. He blogs on writing topics at Write or Wrong Blog. His website URL is petergpollak.com where you can find links to his Facebook page, twitter account and blog.