Ullman, Larry 1972–

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Ullman, Larry 1972–

(Larry E. Ullman)

PERSONAL: Born February 23, 1972, in Cedar Rapids, IA; married April 20, 1996; wife's name Jessica (a speech language pathologist). Ethnicity: "White." Education: Northeast Missouri State University, B.A., 1994. Politics: "Independent." Hobbies and other interests: Reading, home improvement, sports, movies, music.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Peachpit Press, Inc., 1249 8th St., Berkeley, CA 94710. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Borders Bookstore, Chicago, IL, trainer, 1994–97; Georgetown University, Washington, DC, librarian assistant, 1997–99; DMC Insights, Inc., Waldorf, MD, director, 1999–.

WRITINGS:

PHP for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, Peachpit Press (Berkeley, CA), 2001.

PHP Advanced for the World Wide Web: Visual Quick-Pro Guide, Peachpit Press (Berkeley, CA), 2002.

MySQL: Visual QuickStart Guide, Peachpit Press (Berkeley, CA), 2003.

PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, Peachpit Press (Berkeley, CA), 2003.

(With Marc Liyanage) Mac OS X Panther Timesaving Techniques for Dummies, Wiley (New York, NY), 2004.

(With Marc Liyanage) C Programming: Visual Quick-Start Guide, Peachpit Press (Berkeley, CA), 2005.

(With Andreas Signor) C++ Programming: Visual QuickStart Guide, Peachpit Press (Berkeley, CA), 2005.

SIDELIGHTS: Larry Ullman told CA: "Despite the fact that I've only ever taken one computer course, I have an affinity for computing which, when coupled with my degree in English, has allowed me to write computer books. The modest success I've had with these books is due to my ability to convey concepts in a less-'techie' way, explaining somewhat complex ideas in a lay person's manner. It just goes to show that you never know where you'll end up, and that good writing skills are an asset in nearly any field.

"I've also been very fortunate to develop a relationship with a great publisher—Peachpit Press. By working with an organization of such integrity, I have had opportunities I might not otherwise have had. Furthermore, being able to work with the smart, talented people there has made my job much, much easier.

"A final note: through maintaining an active dialogue with readers, I have learned much as an author. While such interactions can be both time-consuming and tedious, they've given me the feedback I need to be a better writer."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Reviewer's Bookwatch, December, 2004, John Burroughs, review of C Programming: Visual Quick-Start Guide.