Ray Schrab grew up on a Wisconsin farm. In 1969 he became the stereotypical hapless hayseed at the University of Wisconsin during a time of campus upheaval. He studied physics (got nowhere), calculus (got to systems of differential equations), and creative writing and English literature. Four confusing years later, he found himself with a degree in accounting from UW-Oshkosh. A trip to war-torn Nicaragua in 1980 became the inspiration for his first novel Dutch Schultz and the Gold of Quilali. It received Honorable Mention for the 2013 Edna Ferber Award for Book-Length Fiction. It’s available here from Amazon.