Benjamin F. Herbest was born 1980, in the coastal town of Belfast, Maine. He currently lives in Newburgh, Maine with his wife, Malissa and four children. Benjamin grew up in hardship through trauma, a broken home and bullying at an early age. He joined the US Army National Guard in 2002, went to college at the University of Maine in 2006 and made a career in Mental Health in 2010. He is an OIF II Veteran of the Middle Eastern Conflict. Benjamin now serves as a volunteer in his community, works with children of all age groups, ministers to people, and counsels with those in need. His hope is that children will be able to heal through any trauma that they have experienced in life by hearing his books and applying them to their lives.