Douglas A Holiday, born in New York City, raised in foster care, and stricken with Guillain Barré Syndrome(or Ascending Paralysis) at the age of ten, the author attended Bernard M.Baruch College and The State University of New York at Albany, receiving both a Bachelor and a Master of Arts degree from Albany University. He is the recipient of an achievement award from Baruch College and The Spellman Award from Albany University. He has published in various publications, among them The Amherst Society and A & U Magazine. He has four chap books of poetry, Notes to Porshé, Tales From This Black Heart, a collaborative work, The Voices in My Head (with fifteen area poets), and I Use To Fall Down. He has published essays on ERIC,the research database. He has read on radio, for Crystal Brown's "Reading for the Blind" program, has been on radio for Kym Fleming's RPI program, and has done a television appearance for Public Television. He is the author of Letters to Osama: Old and New Musings on Foreign and Domestic Terrorism…and Other Matters and I Use To Fall Down: 50 + 25 + 25 Selected Poems. He is currently working on a memoir, In The Care of Strangers: The Autobiography of a Foster Child.