A man who thrives on the creative process, F.W.Faller enjoys the hobbies of blacksmithing and bladesmithing, which spawned the theme for his first book. He has been a sculptor and woodcarver for as long as he can remember. He works as a mechanical engineer for a firm that makes medical devices, and he has a number of patents, attesting to a broad range of technical inventiveness. He plays the banjo,hammered dulcimer and single string bass. Frederick is also a gifted teacher and insightful interviewee. He lives with his family in Burlington, Massachusetts.