MEET THE AUTHORS
In another era Dr. Kerry Forrestal might have been called a renaissance man, though now the term is ADHD.
In addition to this inaugural book, he has written a play with his co-author, and is working on another book about how to manage a new cancer diagnosis.
A graduate of Binghamton University, he received a Bachelor of Science degree (Biology; Psychology) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Marketing). In 2001 he graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Medical Doctorate and now works as a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine.
He is committed to service to others and his 17 years in volunteer EMS included one project that helped to start South Africa 's first volunteer Ambulance corps in Hout Bay, which will be celebrating it's 25th year soon. As a physician he has made several trips to Haiti on medical mission trips and serves as the Ambassador to Ireland for ACEP. He teaches frequently and has been on Faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore a Land Charter Historically Black University.
Kerry proudly served for 6 years in the 106th Air Rescue Wing of New York's Air National Guard and was honorably discharged as a Captain.
In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, sailing, computer gaming, theatre, travel and (on occasion) sleep.
Most importantly he is husband to the ever tolerant Shannon, his wife of 15 years and two amazing daughters Sarah and Riley.
John Fracchia is a self-described writer, educator, musician, and activist. In addition to the Cataclysm series he has co-authored the play, Club Hell with Kerry Forrestal. When not writing, he can be found writing and recording music with his bands Loose Change and The Bud Brothers or performing as an improv comedian with ComedyFLOPs. He is also an experimental film artist and has exhibited at the national level.
John is strongly committed to service and is a member of several non-profit boards serving veterans (Twin Tiers Honor Flight), the dance arts (National Dance Society) and fair trade (One World Market). Since 2014 he has served as a Councilmember on his town board.
A graduate of Binghamton University, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology; Cinema) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Marketing).
He has worked in higher education since 1992, and currently serves as Associate Director of Career Services at a college in Central New York. In the past he has lectured in its business school and served on its Board of Trustees. John is also a past-president of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE).
Originally from Long Island (Baldwin, St. James), John currently resides in the Fingerlakes Region of New York with his wife Nancy and their six cats. He considers himself luckier than any one person has the right to be.