Our Authors

Phil Baker

Phil Baker has a long career developing consumer electronic products, as well as working as a technology journalist and author. He has developed many iconic products for Polaroid, Apple, Seiko, Barnes & Noble, Pono, and others. Baker is the author of From Concept to Consumer and has written award winning columns for the San Diego Transcript, Recode, and others. Phil holds more than 30 patents and was Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for San Diego. Phil and Neil began working together to develop the Pono Music Player in 2012 and continue to work together on other projects, including the recently introduced Neil Young Archives, an online archive of Young’s lifetime of works. 

Books by Phil Baker

Eric Balchunas

Eric Balchunas is Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, where he leads the ETF and passive fund research and contributes to Bloomberg Opinion. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences, as well as the co-creator of the Bloomberg podcast Trillions and Bloomberg TV’s ETF IQ. Eric is author of The Institutional ETF Toolbox. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two boys.

Books by Eric Balchunas

Philippa Ballantine

New Zealand author Philippa Ballantine, is a writer, podcaster, and librarian. Her fantasy novels include Chasing the Bard, Digital Magic, and the upcoming Geist. She is currently residing in Wellington, where her two Siberian cats keep her well under control.

Michael Banks

Michael Banks was born in Oldham, Lancashire, UK. After an undergraduate degree in physics from Loughborough University, UK, Michael did a PhD in condensed-matter physics at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart, Germany, studying magnetism. For over a decade, Michael has been news editor of the international monthly magazine Physics World, where he covers the latest developments in physics.

Michael has given talks worldwide about science and science journalism including in China, Japan and the US. In addition to Physics World, Michael has written for NatureBBC Focus and Science Uncovered as well as appeared on BBC Radio 4. Michael is based in Bristol, UK, where he lives with his wife and two boys. He tweets at @Mike_Banks.

Books by Michael Banks

Jennifer Banz

Jennifer Banz is a blogger and lover of keto. She shares her experience with her loyal followers on her Facebook page Low Carb Recipes with Jennifer, on her Youtube channel under the same name, and on her popular recipe blog JenniferBanz.com. Jennifer is married to her amazing husband Matt, and they have 2 wonderful children, Hayden and Audrey.

Books by Jennifer Banz

Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Lauren Baratz-Logsted lives in Danbury, Conn., with her husband Greg Logsted and their gorgeous daughter Jackie. Lauren is the author of the published novels The Thin Pink Line, Crossing the Line, A Little Change of Face and How Nancy Drew Saved My Life, all dark comedies; Vertigo, a literary novel set in the Victorian era with erotic and suspense undertones; and the forthcoming young adult novel Angel’s Choice. Lauren also has an essay in BenBella’s Jane AustenÐthemed anthology Flirting with Pride & Prejudice and is the editor of and a contributor to BenBella’s This is Chick-Lit.

Books edited by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

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Tim Barber

Tim Barber earned his PhD from Princeton in mathematics and has had a long interest in diagnosing the algorithms that underlie the uniquely human capacity for reasoning. He is a serial entrepreneur with highly successful companies such as Kount and ClickBank.

Books by Tim Barber

David Barber-Callaghan

David Barber-Callaghan is a creative writing major at Vanderbilt University. His short stories and poems have been published in Teen Ink and elsewhere. Barber-Callaghan has long been involved with youth radio in Maine as a journalist, producer, engineer, and peer trainer, and his pieces have aired on national radio. He plays lead guitar in the band West End Detour. Summer finds him in Kamp Kohut, Maine, where he serves as a councilor in radio communications.

Daniel Barbour

Daniel Barbour is co-editor and maintainer of Halo.Bungie.Org’s Halo Story Page; he works as a writer and editor, spends an equal if not greater time hobbying at the same and is currently in the final, fatigued stumbles of an oft postponed philosophy and English double major. Barbour hails from Seven Persons, Alberta, and lives a life of contrasts: striving to learn the Means Simplistic, yet invariably turning his head to catch each flashing and zapping that electric modernity has to offer. Daniel and his wife, Renae, enjoy taking time to garden, make soap and (to an increasingly questionable extent) continue renovations in their (increasingly less decrepit) 1910 coal mansion.