Jim Rodgers has been a high school English teacher for 27 years, the last 17 at Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. A former All-American and Hall of Fame football player at Eureka College, Rodgers always looked to superheroes for inspiration while growing up in Effingham, Illinois. In his Behemoth series, Rodgers wanted to create a superhero who had all the qualities he admired while growing up. About his central character, the author says, "I think it's pretty obvious that Jim Ramson (the Behemoth) represents everything I always wanted to be, and I hope he will serve as a hero and role model for kids everywhere." The author lives in Batavia, Illinois, with his wife and three children.