About Donald

Firesmith_BestA computer geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. In this guise, he has authored seven technical books, written numerous software- and system-related articles and papers, and spoken at more conferences than he can possibly remember. He is also proud to have been named a Distinguished Engineer by the Association of Computing Machinery, although his pride is tempered somewhat by worrying whether the term “distinguished” makes him sound more like a graybeard academic rather than an active engineer whose beard is still more red than gray.

By night and on weekends, his alter ego writes fantasy novels and relaxes by handcrafting magic wands from various magical woods and mystical gemstones. His first foray into fiction is the book Magical Wands: A Cornucopia of Wand Lore written under the pen name Wolfrick Ignatius Feuerschmied. He is currently writing Hell Holes 3: To Hell and Back.

He lives in Crafton, Pennsylvania with his wife Becky, his son Dane, and varying numbers of dogs, cats, and birds.

About the Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton

When huge holes mysteriously formed in Alaska’s North Slope, ExxonMobil sent a research team to discover their cause. But when an army of invading demons erupted from these hell holes, only three of the seven members survived: a husband and wife pair of scientists and a member of an ancient magical order charged with defending humanity from Hell.  Now in this exciting second book in the Hell Holes series, follow the three survivors as they flee down 350 miles of the Dalton Highway, one of the world’s most treacherous roads, as they are chased by the advancing horde of hell hounds, gargoyles, imps, and devils. Will they be overtaken before they can reach the safety of Fairbanks? And what about the military’s counter offensive? Find out by reading this unique combination of action and adventure, modern paranormal fantasy, and apocalyptic science fiction.

Where to Find Donald

Where to find Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton