Christopher Hodapp is a Past Master of two Masonic lodges and a Freemason. Freemasons for Dummies, his first book, has swiftly become the most popular modern primer to Freemasonry's old and accepted fraternity. His second book is the most thorough account of the Freemasons' history in Washington, DC. He's a weekly columnist for the Texas Home Gardener and has written for the Indiana Freemason, Masonic Magazine, and Templar Heritage Magazine. Hodapp has worked as a commercial filmmaker for more than two decades in the advertising industry.