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Donald J. Bingle
Short biography:
Donald J. Bingle is best known for being the world's top-ranked player of classic RPGA
tournaments for the last fifteen years of the last century, playing more than five hundred different
characters in four hundred sixty (sometimes multi-round) RPGA tournaments. He graduated
from playing and judging to writing game tournaments, then game products, for a variety of
systems, including the Forgotten Realms. That led to short stories and novellas, including for
Dragonlance. Now he has eight novels and more than seventy shorter works in the fantasy,
horror, thriller, mystery, steampunk, science fiction, comedy, and memoir genres, including two
books with Jean Rabe in The Love-Haight Case Files series and three books in his Dick Thornby
Thriller series (Net Impact, Wet Work, and Flash Drive). For more information, check out his
website at www.donaldjbingle.com or follow him on Facebook or Twitter @donaldjbingle.


Products:

Gaming products include:

Battle of the Bones, Elminster’s Ecologies:  Appendix I (AD&D 2nd Ed.) 
Undermountain II Adventures, Ruins of Undermountain II:  The Deep Levels Boxed
Set (AD&D 2nd Ed.) 
Beneath the Twisted Tower,  Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting Boxed Set
(AD&D 2nd Ed.) 

Short story collections include:

Tales of Gamers and Gaming: Writer on Demand Vol. 1
Tales of Humorous Horror: Writer on Demand Vol. 2
Tales Out of Time: Writer on Demand Vol. 3
Grim, Fair e-Tales: Writer on Demand Vol. 4
Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam: Writer on
Demand Vol. 5 
Not-So-Heroic Fantasy: Writer on Demand Vol. 6
Shadow Realities: Writer on Demand Vol. 7
Crimson Life/Crimson Death
Dick Thornby series
Virtual reality isn't a game. It's the future home of mankind. Some people don't want to go.

Says Ed Greenwood, creator of The Forgotten Realms: "I loved it! Many writers have explored hard-hitting and brutal possible futures for Earth, and told colorful tales of people trying to stay alive in them, but few have brought such imagined futures as vividly to life as Don Bingle--and no other book I can think of examines how and why such a future might just happen as well as FORCED CONVERSION does--or provides half the breath-catching twists and turns of Bingle's yarn...Highly recommended!"
Dick Thornby is not Hollywood's idea of a spy. He's a new kind of spy for a new kind of world.

In his rough and tumble job there are no tailored Italian suits, no bimbos eager to please, and no massive underground fortresses built by evil overlords seeking world domination—just an endless series of sinister threats to the safety and security of the billions of mundane citizens of the planet. Sure, Dick's tough and he knows a few tricks to help him get out of a tight spot, even if his boss accuses him of over-reliance on explosives. But he's also got a mortgage, a wife upset by his frequent absences on "business" trips, and an increasingly alienated teen-age son who spends way too much time playing in gaming worlds on the computer.

In the end, Dick can save his partner, save his marriage, save his son, or save the world, but he can't do it all.

Says Spy Guys and Gals: "What a terrific ride ... action, great characters, interesting twists, and enough suspense to make you both hold your breath and turn the page."

Says Game Knight Reviews: "This is a spy novel that intersects with the world of MMORPGs and combines a set of topics I haven’t seen before. It is a bit of The DaVinci Code with some James Bond and a modern virtual reality spin."