Jake Smith is the editor of several national, award-winning bimonthly magazines. He has also written several outdoor and dog-training books and published more than 150 articles in national outdoor magazines. Jake hopes his novel Wish will help support participation in the National Marrow Donor Program's bone marrow registry (www.bethematch.org). Jake holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in wildlife sciences and management and lives in Traverse City, Michigan, with his wife, Vickie, their three children, and their Labrador retriever.