Ben Spendlove lives with his wife and four children in Cache Valley, Utah. He writes instruction manuals for robotic vehicles during the day, but his passion is writing fiction. Some of his best ideas for novels—including The Freezer—were inspired by dreams from close friends and relatives. He enjoys traveling both near and abroad. Some of his favorite places are Yellowstone, Moab, and Australia. He also enjoys hiking, riding his bicycle, watching TV (especially Star Trek), and just spending time with his family.