Douglas W. Jones lives in Iowa City with his wife Beverly, a dog and three cats, his two children having grown and fled the nest. He did not seriously consider writing fiction until he read Eric Flint’s book 1632.
Doug Jones took a science fiction writing class at Carnegie Mellon University in the early 1970s, where he majored in physics. His PhD work at the University of Illinois was in computer science.
Doug Jones has been on the computer science faculty at the University of Iowa since 1980 and is best known for his work on electronic voting. He has observed and consulted on elections around the world, has testified before numerous government bodies, and has been widely quoted in the media on that subject.
Doug provided the cover art for Grantville Gazette, Volume 12.