Charles Stoll was born on Long Island in 1956. In High School he won the N.C.T.E. (National Council of Teachers of English) Award in Writing. He attended Syracuse University where a favorite professor challenged him to write a book. Forty years later, he accomplished that goal and hasn’t stopped writing since. Mind Gardens earned him “Distinguished Favorite in the 2020 Independent Press Awards. His novels include the sci-fi trilogy: Sorry and Morticum, Mind Gardens, and The Cockroach King. His other works include Drunken Angel, The Time Thief, and Enigma.
“I write the types of books I have enjoyed reading, books that challenge me as they entertain me, ones that make me look at things I thought I knew and suddenly see from a new perspective. I like characters that are defined not by their clothing, but by their thoughts and ideas. And the books that I love the most are the ones that find the balance in life.”