Norm Ledgin blends adventure and romance into historical fiction, both in his "best Kansas books" selection The Jayhawker and in his latest, Sally of Monticello: Founding Mother.His writings include the nonfiction Diagnosing Jefferson and Asperger's and Self-Esteem, the latter republished in France and containing conclusions used in the movie Adam and the novel House Rules, by Jodi Picoult. These early works led him to a national speaking tour in which he shared the platform with the autistic Dr. Temple Grandin.The third president is the focus of Norm's blog. His knowledge has led to a continuing education instructor role with the University of Kansas, "Explaining the Perplexing Thomas Jefferson." He remains in popular demand as a speaker on a variety of subjects. He has also dabbled in mystery writing with Sour Notes and is at work on a sequel, Disharmony, both using operatic intrigues as paths to entertaining crime-solving.The New Jersey native is a former newspaper editor. For two decades he was a prizewinning traffic safety specialist in Southwest Louisiana and the Kansas City area, then with wife Marsha he returned to newspaper editing and publishing in Illinois and Kansas.Norm is a member of the Kansas Authors' Club, the Missouri Writers' Guild, and the Kansas City Writers' Group.