About the Author

Joseph C. Ackerman graduated from Marian College in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1969 with a B.A. degree in Latin. He taught Latin for five years in Indianapolis.

He moved to southern California in 1978 to pursue his interest in performing, singing and show business. There he was in a number of plays and sang his own music in a church in Anaheim, where he was song leader.

In 1986 Ackerman went back to teaching English and other subjects in an alternative public school where he remained until 2008.

The novel, Within the Master's Power is set in a small Midwestern town. Mr. Ackerman grew up in a small town 50 miles south of Bloomington, Indiana.