For more than seventeen years Jack Rinella wrote LeatherViews a weekly, column about his favorite topic: kinky sex. A sought-after lecturer, Jack has presented seminars on BDSM history, techniques, and relationships across the country. Born in Albany, New York of Italian-American parents, he's the author of eight books, including the best-selling The Master's Manual. He has a Bachelor degree in Philosophy and a Master Degree in Business Administration. He has been active in the Leather scene since 1983, is a founding member of MAsT-Chicago, an associate member of the Chicago Hellfire Club, and serves as a director on the board of the Leather Leadership Conference. He lives on the North side of Chicago where he passes the time writing, cruising, and falling in love whenever he can.