Berin grew up in Chugiak, Alaska. He is a professional saxophone performer and teacher. He currently lives in Orem, Utah with his wife and five children.
He has two books out. The first is The Dragon War Relic, a young adult fantasy/sci-fi/comedy about a 16 year old boy who is given a mysterious ring that, when he puts it on, summons an Ogre from outer space.
His latest book, Time Gangsters, is a middle grade urban fantasy about two 12 year old cousins who discover magical Egyptian coins buried in their bedroom walls and that there are gangsters traveling through time from 1927 to get them back.
Both books are published by Cedar Fort.