Rich Schiesser will sign his new book, "Shattered Hearts," from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Books & Books, 206 W. Park St., Uptown Butte.

"Shattered Hearts" is his fourth book and his first work of fiction.

The book is about three different Atlanta families whose lives intersect and collide in violent and unexpected ways. One is a middle-class family struggling with the challenges of raising two teenage sons who are far apart in age, temperament, and needs. Another is a law enforcement family with surprising conflicts of its own. The third is a family of bikers ruthlessly focused on growing their drug business to teens, no matter the costs. The intertwining of these diverse lives ultimately renews the reader’s faith in the human condition.

Schiesser is the bestselling author of the first and second editions of the information technology book "IT Systems Management." The second edition serves multiple purposes as a technical handbook, management reference guide, and college textbook in use at over 20 universities worldwide.

He also co-authored the bestselling "IT Production Services." For over three years, he wrote a weekly blog at covering a variety IT management topics. Website: