The author of five books including the Anthology Trilogy and the highly-regarded short piece, Bring in the Gladiators, and the creator, writer, and producer of the pioneering and critically-acclaimed Welcome to the Machine podcast, Glen Hines was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and graduated from George Washington University School of Law in Washington, DC. His writing on military service, sports, current events, the outdoors, and the bright and dark sides of American culture has been published in various outlets, such as Sports Illustrated, Task and Purpose, the Human Development Project, and Medium. Like many other writers such as John Grisham, Scott Turow, and David Baldacci - to name a few - he began his writing career as a lawyer, working for a few years in a corporate legal department and law firm. Needing a greater challenge and seeking a higher calling, in 1997, he entered the United States Marine Corps as an officer and judge advocate. For over two decades, he has served in various roles as a prosecutor, appellate government counsel, terrorism prosecutor in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and military trial and appellate judge five different times. Now a reserve Marine Corps Colonel with over 24 years of service (18 years on active duty), he is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, having served overseas in Kuwait, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Naval Station Bahrain, and elsewhere. From 2000-2002 and 2012-2014, he also served stints as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. A former NCAA Division 1 letterman in football and baseball at two different schools, he is the only Arkansas Razorback two-sport athlete to have played on conference championship football and baseball teams (1989). He is also a member of the Family Advisory Board at the Boston University CTE Center’s Concussion Legacy Foundation.