Zachary Turpin is a former librarian and English/math teacher from Austin, TX. He has also lived in New York, London, Charleston, New Zealand, and now Boston. In 2007, he received a Masters in English from the College of Charleston and the Citadel. While teaching mathematics to unwilling sixth graders, he confiscated Rubik's Cubes from them and has been obsessed with twisty puzzles ever since. He hopes one day to get a dog, and is looking for suggestions.