Aaron Powell served as a marine during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2003 with a BA in criminal justice and a psychology minor. He also completed a second BA in business administration at Ashford University, where he graduated with distinction in 2011. Aaron Powell is the author of the Doomsday Diaries series, C-Town, Benjamin, Hurry Up and Wait, Sugar Baby, and Scream, Aye, Sir! He enjoys reading-particularly military history and nonfiction-and writing, and is an active marksman. Aaron and his wife and sons live near Austin, Texas.