Doug Barton was born and raised in Virginia. He studied computer science and music at the College of William and Mary, working his way through college singing colonial ballades in the taverns of Williamsburg. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London on a Drapers Company scholarship where he studied opera and oratorio. In the interest of eating regularly and sleeping indoors, he returned from London to Virginia and took a job supporting nuclear submarines. He went on to serve as technology director and Chief Engineer on worldwide command, control and intelligence systems, and most recently served as Chief Engineer for the modernization of the DoD’s electronic health record system.
He once juggled for Shirley Temple. No kidding. She was very gracious and had perfect hair.
Riff the Razzle is his first book. However, Jack and Jill are quite insistent that they have more stories to tell. Stay tuned …