Wilhelm Dichter is a Polish-American writer who has written three novels based on his life. He was born in 1935 in Borysław (in modern day Ukraine), where he survived the war. His father had died, and he and his mother (remarried after the war) came to live in Poland toward the end of 1944. He finished his studies at the Warsaw Polytechnic, where he earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering and worked for 13 years until 1968. The antisemitic campaign in 1968 in Poland provided the opportunity for him and his family to emigrate, through Vienna and Rome, eventually settling in the United States. As an expert in ballistics, he worked at Colt Firearms in the R&D division on Long Island, New York, and later in Hartford Connecticut. In 1978, he made a transition to the field of image processing, becoming an image processing algorithm design specialist at the Linotype-Hell company. Wilhelm Dichter is now retired from his engineering and scientific work. When he is not writing, Wilhelm and his wife Ola spend quality time with their grandchildren. He and Ola live in the Boston area.