Doug Barton was born and raised in Virginia. He worked his way through college singing colonial ballads in the taverns of Williamsburg and attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London 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, sensor systems, large-scale federal information technology systems, and most recently served as Chief Engineer for the modernization of the DoD’s electronic health record system. He’s a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
He recently retired and plans to spend more time on his stories and actively engaging in the ongoing public discussion on privacy and security.
He once juggled for Shirley Temple. No kidding. She was very gracious and had perfect hair. He’s had many other equally peculiar experiences. They tend to show up in his stories (indirectly).
Riff the Razzle is his first book. However, Jack and Jill are quite insistent that they have more stories to tell. Stay tuned …