Robert Edward Nelson was born in Passaic, New Jersey on April 1, 1968. His family moved to New England at an early age and he spent the majority of his childhood in Andover, Massachusetts. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree, he hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. He has made a living as a carpenter/builder in New Hampshire since 1998. Mitterhal’s Post is Robert’s first published novel, though his living spaces over the years have been filled with short stories, songs and contemplative writings.