Damon Piletz is the creator behind the pen name, “Rich Unkel.” He grew up in a small New England town nestled between the Green and White Mountains. He currently lives in Upstate New York, where he has resided for the last twenty years. Damon is a gifted education teacher and adjunct professor. He is part of SCBWI and several local writing groups. He loves to write poetry, novels and short stories. His favorite pastime is making memories with his wife, three children and the family cat.