JB Biggs was born in
the seaside town of Vallejo California and won a scholarship to the California State
Summer School for the Arts for creative writing. He grew up all across America and
the world, living in unconventional circumstances from the Sierra Nevada Mountains
to southern Missouri to a compound in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea.
After returning to the USA, JB traveled to Israel, where he volunteered for the
Israeli paratroopers, the most elite force for which he was eligible. Of the 800
volunteers from his base, only 80 were selected to try out - an intensive exercise
that involved running up sand dunes, crawling across beaches, and not being allowed
water until collapse. In the end, JB was one of 11 who made it through. He spent the
next three years immersed in the Second Intifada War.
After signing up to go to Iraq as a security contractor and
battling with PTSD, he cashed in the IDF equivalent to a GI bill, earning a degree
in government and International Diplomacy from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in
Herzliya, Israel, where he earned an Argov Fellowship in International Diplomacy.
JB worked on Capitol Hill as a congressional staffer, escaped Washington DC, and found
a career as a software product manager. He finally came home to the quiet town of
Summerville South Carolina, married a Mt Pleasant native, and returned to his
lifelong passion of writing. If life experience is a writer's fuel, he has enough to
launch a reasonably sized lunar mission.