Michael Beahan was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He received his BA degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a MALS degree with a concentration in creative writing from Dartmouth College. He spent 35 years as a communications and multimedia professional at Princeton University and Dartmouth and is currently pursuing a career as a creative nonfiction writer. Michael lives in Lyme Center, New Hampshire, with his wife Virginia, a photographer and senior lecturer at Dartmouth.