Yep, I am a published author... What does that mean, it means I was insane and spent a good portion of a summer as a complete social recluse. Writing books is not an easy task, it is a lonely task... And writing technical books is not a lucrative task. I am glad to have gotten the chance to help the book and the community but not sure how fast I would do it again.
My general opinion now is that people who have the ability to make money otherwise, don't write books... That can be the answer any time you ask the question, how come there isn't a good book about XXXX where XXXX is whatever topic you can't find a good book for. If you find a good book, it is good odds the author did it for a reason other than money.
You can get a link to the book on Amazon with my other book recommendations here.