Curtis Frye is the author of numerous books on Excel and other Office products, most recently the Excel 2007 Pocket Guide. He graduated from Syracuse in 1990 with a degree in political science, and then moved to Washington, DC, where he worked as a defense trade analyst for four years and as the director of sales and marketing for an ISP for one year. He moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1995 to launch his freelance writing career. When Curt's not writing, and often while he is writing, he is a keynote speaker, mentalist, and professional improvisational comedian.
For the past eleven years, the artists, animators, and programmers at the Epic software group, inc., have been helping their clients use the power of the computer to tell their stories in ways that are not possible with traditional media. Epic creates applications such as multimedia presentations, electronic catalogs, computer-based training, interactive brochures, and touch screen kiosks. Their work is distributed on CD-ROM, disk, and the Internet.
In 1997, the Epic software group entered the world of publishing when the company was chosen to create over one hundred 3-D illustrations for the “Happy and Max” series of children’s books. In 2000, Epic authored Macromedia Flash 5 – From Concept to Creation, followed by Macromedia Director Game Development – From Concept to Creation. Book projects currently in the works by the Epic software group are titles on Flash 6, Director Shockwave 8.5, and LightWave 3D.