KENNETH KEMP is Western Regional Director of Development with Operation Mobilization USA and a self-confessed word junky. He has been writing ever since he got recognition in his sixth grade class for an original story he wrote the Christmas in 1959. He went to school too long (Moody Bible Institute (B.A., 1971), UCLA and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div., 1974). If he could turn back the clock, he would have been an English major. He gets impatient with pretense. Flight fascinates him. He has too many electronic gadgets. Kenneth watched his life partner, Carolyn, deliver all three of their children. He has been amazed ever since. Now their offspring are producing babies of their own. He lives in Orange County, California.