Benjamin M. Scribner was born and raised in New England and attended Brewster Academy on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. At seventeen, he enlisted in the United States Navy, trained as a Torpedo Man, and served ten years at various commands. Following his discharge, and for the next 25 years, he earned his living as a long-haul trucker. Soon after September 11th, he reenlisted in the Naval Reserves, was deployed to the Persian Gulf, and served as a Seabee’s Equipment Operator. His Naval career ended with a medical discharge, subsequent to a year spent at the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. In May of 2015, he retired from trucking and currently spends his time writing and working on his mountaintop home in Idaho.