As an avid snowboarder from Utah, Ben grew up with a passion for learning. This thirst for knowledge led him to sports, music, and academic endeavors. After a year of college, he did volunteer work in Brazil and became fluent in three languages. Returning to school, he started and ran several successful businesses, and finished his first novel in 2008. By 2010 he'd finished his third and began preparing them to publish. Discovering Indie publishing in early 2012, he uploaded a trio of books to Amazon in June, October, and December. By the end of the year he'd sold ten thousand copies and all three had landed onto bestseller lists. His YA fantasy series, The Chronicles of Lumineia, has garnered excellent reviews and continues to expand its readership across all ages. For more about the World of Lumineia or upcoming sequels, visit his website at www.Lumineia.com.