Meet the Authors

Incorrigible resulted from the efforts of two dedicated writers who labored for years to create the narrative in this book.

Ron Enfield

grew up in Southern California in the 1950s and 1960s, earning a scholarship to attend the University of California at Berkeley. As a photographer for The Daily Californian he shot photos of the Free Speech Movement during that turbulent time that led to the book, The Trouble in Berkeley. Disillusioned with the university and looking for a more creative path, he transferred to UCLA to study movie making at the School of Theater, Film, and Television. After graduating from UCLA in 1966, Ron veered away from film into computing, starting as a computer programmer at the world’s first software house, and working at related jobs until retiring to care for Diane. He earned an MS in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and spent more than thirty years writing and editing award-winning technical documents for publication by AT&T Bell Labs, MITRE, Oracle, and others. His articles about software engineering and technical writing have been published in MIT Technology Review and Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference on Systems Documentation.

Read more about Ron on his blog, “It’s All About the Journey.”

Diane (Christopher) Enfield

was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up there and in Southern California as her restless family moved from one place to another. A bright, imaginative girl, Diane’s childhood was disrupted by her mother’s illness and father’s inability to cope, leading to her commitment to girls’ reformatory at the age of 14. After her release, her life spun out of control until ten years later, she took responsibility for her infant daughter and her own life. She married Ron Enfield after they met in the Sierra Nevada wilderness. A high school dropout, Diane completed night school and went on to earn a college degree. In later life she spent a decade analyzing her past and writing about her life and family with sensitive insight into the experiences that derailed her adolescence. Her writings appear extensively throughout Incorrigible.