At age 55, Ben Glass brings to his writing the wealth of his experiences broadened continually with his never-ending curiosity about his topics. His educational background includes a BFA from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Technical Theatre, a second BA in English Literature and a Masters in Education. After a long career in backstage work, Glass turned to working from home, running a crafting business in woodworking, and maintaining an active lifestyle in SCUBA, flying sailplanes, and doing his best to keep informed and educated on current events and politics. Glass has been married for thirty years to his wife Alyson, and his household is a perpetual riot with his unruly, feathered children: two cockatoos and one very saucy Quaker parakeet. Glass lives outside Raleigh, North Carolina in deepest, darkest Johnston County.