Charles Lee Lesher (Chuck) went to grade school in Colorado, graduated high school in California, moved to Arizona then joined the army where he was sent to Germany. When Chuck mustered out, he earned a BS in Engineering Mechanics - Aerospace from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and an MS in Materials Science from Arizona State University. As an aerospace engineer, Chuck launched rockets from Canada, Mexico, Europe and many places across America. As the Quality Control Manager at a small electronic assembly plant, he worked with many different customers. Halliburton, Telonics, Litton, and DARPA to name a few.
Chuck has written the science fiction series Evolution's Child. It's a trilogy about the Republic of Luna, the first country to declare its independence from Earth. Earthman introduces Lazarus Sheffield and follows along with his defection from the North American Federation. He had left behind all possessions and family to warn the Republic of what was coming. Lunarian introduces Temple Dugan and the other warriors of Quan Kiai. The fight is joined in earnest. Thread opens up the complexities of Magi, the god-like AI that oversees and runs the complex technology needed in space. You can purchase these books separately or in one compiled binding Evolution's Child - Shadow War. I am working on a fourth book in the series. Evolution's Child - Earthborn, is in the works.
Chuck's non-fiction book, Out of the Cradle, is a compilation of the numerous environmental concerns facing the world with a focus on where humankind will get electricity when the oil and coal are finally gone.
Chuck's western novel, Bad Day on the Verde, was well received and fun to write.