Bio: Benjamin Parzybok (ideacog.net) created a journal published through gumball machines (Gumball Poetry) and a city-wide mystery/treasure hunt (Black Magic Insurance Agency) as well as numerous eccentric and
successful websites that have become nationwide phenomena, including walkertracker.com (helping walkers track their daily steps), and projecthamad.org (a political site).
His previous jobs include: ghostwriter for the Governor of Washington state, web developer, Taiwanese factory technical writer, asbestos removal janitor, potato sorter, and congressional page. This is his first novel. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with the writer Laura Moulton and their son, Coen, and daughter, Sylvie.