John Teton was born in Chicago and earned degrees from Harvard and the San Francisco Art Institute. He directed the award-winning short films Thunder Head Clearing and B'raesheet and produced the cosmology film program Visions at T Minus Zero. In addition to THE BOOK OF GEEZER (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2020), his fiction includes Appearing Live at The Final Test, Upsurge, and ELEVATION: The Cave Logs of New Hale, Tibet. He is the founding director of the International Food Security Treaty Association, which arose from notes for Upsurge. On behalf of the IFST, he has made many public appearances at universities and U.S. Congressional briefings, and was featured as a non- government presenter in conjunction with the annual plenary session of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security in Rome. He has written numerous articles including "On the Origin of a Hunger-Free Species," published in the Harvard International Review, and "The Armless Hand" for the Yale Journal of International Affairs. He and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of three and live in Oregon.