Educated as a scientist, graduated as a mathematician, Harlan Yarbrough has been a full-time professional entertainer most of his life, including a stint as a regular performer on the prestigious Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Harlan’s repeated attempts to escape the entertainment industry have brought work as a librarian, physics teacher, syndicated newspaper columnist, and city (land use) planner, among other occupations. Harlan lives, writes, and continues to improve his dzonkha vocabulary and pronunciation in Bhutan but has contemplated visiting the US or Europe to perform and recharge his bank account. He has settled in Bhutan but in previous decades has lived, performed, and taught in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Denmark. Harlan has written four novels, three novellas, three novelettes (two published), and forty-some short stories, of which twenty-three have been published in six countries.