Ben Rogers was born in Carson City in 1977 and now lives in Reno with his wife and two daughters. His debut novel, The Flamer, was published by Aqueous Books in 2012. His other work has appeared in PANK, Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Portland Review, The Nevada Review, Wag’s Revue, Dark Sky Magazine, Front Range Review and Brushfire, as well as in the parenthood-themed anthology from City Works Press, entitled Mamas and Papas. He has earned the Nevada Arts Council Fellowship and the Sierra Arts Foundation Literary Artist Endowment Grant for his fiction. He is also the lead author of Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems (CRC Press), the first-ever comprehensive college textbook on nanotechnology, now in its second edition.
Rogers studied engineering and journalism in college and later earned a masters degree in mechanical engineering. Since then he has worked as an analyst at a business accelerator, a reporter at newspapers, a teacher, and a research scientist at various labs, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is currently Principal Engineer at Nevada Nanotech Systems.