Award-winning author and successful computer consultant Clayton Crooks has published more than 10 leading books on a range of game development and computer topics, from using Visual Basic to developing 3D graphics. He has also served as technical editor for five additional titles. In addition to complete books, Mr. Crooks has published hundreds of writings in a variety of publications, including magazines such as Dr. Dobbs Journal. His works have also been published on numerous web sites. \n\nIn addition to his accomplishments as a writer, Mr. Crooks is a very successful businessman. He is the owner of Creative Technologies of Knoxville, a computer consulting company specializing in small business needs. He is also a partner in the master franchises of Jani-King of Memphis and Jani-King of Little Rock. Mr. Crooks is the President of Creative Development, LLC, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based land development and real-estate investment company.