Irwin Berent is the creator of The Hero Place and co-designer of the original StoryCraft Software Program and StoryCraft 10 at The Hero Place, the writer's software that allows you to write your own hero story, book, novel, or screenplay. He is also chief writer/consultant for ShortBios.com, helping people of all backgrounds and occupations tell their stories in short biography. In addition to his devotion to promoting the hero in us all, Irwin is the author of numerous books, including The Right Words; The Quotable Conservative; Drug Legalization; Norfolk, Virginia: Evolution of A City in Maps; Crewmen of the U.S.S. Monitor, etc.; founder of the Plain Writing Association; CEO of Norfolk History Publishers; and webmaster of numerous websites.