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.
Twenty-five tales of evil weeds to entertain, enthrall and change the way you look at the unwelcome invaders in your lawn. From feral tumbleweeds to ravenous seaweed, from alien life forms to migrating asteroid fields, in these pages you will find fairy tales and weird westerns, space romps and chilling horror stories. Scary or silly, wicked or wily, these plants are here to stay.