FRED SENESE writes and teaches at a small university in rural Appalachia. He has been a NASA research scientist, dishwasher, trail and conservation zone planner, short-order cook, software developer, Flash cartoonist, art student, waiter, and educational media designer.
He has published 3 chemistry textbooks (including Wiley & Son’s best-selling Chemistry: Matter and its Changes, which has been translated into Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese). Two additional books on symbolic mathematics are forthcoming from Wiley in 2017.
Fred’s award-winning website General Chemistry Online has been cited by the San Francisco Chronicle, Scientific American, and the American Library Association.
He also writes short stories and flash fiction. His fiction awards include a Pushcart Prize nomination, several winning entries in NYCMidnight’s international Flash Fiction Challenge, and Bartleby Snopes’ Dialog-Only Competition. His most recent stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Spark: A Creative Anthology, Bartleby Snopes, Triptych Tales, Murder & Mayhem Anthology (Flame Tree Publishing), Firewords Quarterly, Agnes and True, Five on the Fifth, Zetetic Record, The Molotov Cocktail, KZine, and others.
Fred has a B. S. in chemistry from Penn State and a Ph. D. in quantum chemistry from Virginia Tech.