Cameron Hopkin is an aspiring novelist and professor of social psychology at a private university in the Mountain West of the United States. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the fifth and final son of a grade-school teacher and a university professor. Over the years he has worked as an actor, a construction worker, a call-center desk jockey, a wedding DJ, a waiter, a theatrical set-builder, a census employee, a janitor, and a research assistant. At some point he ran out of novels to read and ended up writing his own just to keep his brain quiet. He lives with his wife, four daughters, dozens of chickens, and an avalanche of dogs in the state of absolute pandemonium.