Sterling Johnson--pseudonym of California writer Jeffrey Whitmore--is the author of the St. Martin's Press bestseller ENGLISH AS A SECOND F*CKING LANGUAGE ("Great f*cking book!"--Stephen King) and WATCH YOUR F*CKING LANGUAGE ("One of those rare smart and funny books."--Penn Jillette).Whitmore is also the author of the 55-word classic "Bedtime Story" ("rather wonderful"--The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, H. Porter Abbot).He's a past member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and the San Jose (CA) Newspaper Guild. His cartoons (under the name "Roka") accompanied his weekly humor column in the Monterey Peninsula Herald.For his novel DANGEROUS KNAVES, he drew on his Cold War service as a Public Information specialist for the 24th Infantry Division in Augsburg, Germany. The division was commanded by Maj. General Edwin A. Walker, whose military career was scuttled after he launched the infamous "Pro-Blue" troop-indoctrination program.