Dex Nilsson was born in Washington, D. C. a long time ago. Although he grew up in the Midwest and spent a dozen years in Huntsville, AL, he returned to the Washington area in the 1960s. He's lived in nearby Rockville, MD, for the last 30 years.
Dex has been a writer since his teens. Most recently and for more than 20 years, he managed the writing and publishing activities at GE Information services. For ten years he served on and/or chaired the Committee on Editting for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School. He is a fellow of the Society fot Technical Communication.
Fascinated with names of things, in 1991 and again in 1995, he wrote and published Discover Why It's Called..., stories about how 190 towns and locations on the Maryland Eastern Shore got their names. [from The Names of Washington, D.C. (1998)]