Gerald Pottier (Jerry) got busy after publication of Volume III, Advanced American. He moved to Baltimore, MD where he earned an MBA and a Doctorate in Religious Education. Upon returning to Sierra Vista, AZ with his wife Cher, Dr. Pottier was ordained a minister in the Southern Baptist Convention and pastored churches in Sierra Vista and Bisbee. While in Bisbee he and co-author Chris Hasney resumed work on this book and were able to do enough to finally now bring it to readers as promised way back in 1998. Jerry and Cher are retired in Sierra Vista. Due to the ravages of Alzheimer’s Jerry no longer plays bridge, but Bridge Base Online (BBO) players may recognize him from his days playing as AABook4.