Richard D. Small lives in Metula, the northernmost point of Israel, not far from Tel Dan and Tel Kedesh. He received PhD from Rutgers University in Aerospace Engineering. He taught at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology before joining a California Think Tank as Director for Thermal Sciences, founded Eastwind Research Corporation, and served in the Israeli Army. Biographical sketches have included Who’s Who in America, and various scientific Who’s Who listings. His work in science has been internationally recognized and featured on TV and radio including 60 Minutes, newscasts, and in magazines. He is an avid student of history. His passions include cooking, opera, reading, building cabinets, and gardening. Elisheva’s Diary is his first novel.