A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Levi James Baldwin III has been living in Amsterdam, Holland, for several years. Although he was trained in biochemistry (Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts) and biotechnology (Laney College, Oakland, California), he is a writer and performing artist, not a technician. He has been writing short fiction, poetry, and music for sixteen years and has published short works of fiction and poetry in The Alden Street Review, Taj Mahal Review, Journey to Timbooktu, and numerous anthologies from online websites. He was the Timbooktu.com featured artist for the month of September 2001 and has published his first book Murder 101 available now through Dorrance Publishing (www.dorrancepublishing.com). The best way to get to know Levi J. Baldwin III, Poizonous Pen Publishing Company or Vinumous Records is to log onto his website www.tygervinum.com and appreciate the rest of his artistic expressions.