Charles Stoll was born on Long Island in 1956. He won the N.C.T.E. National Award (National Council of Teachers of English) in 1973 and was granted a full scholarship to Syracuse University. He was in the Honors Program, Independent major, and studied Utopian societies, comparative religions, philosophy and psychology. He joined Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and began his writing career. In 1990, he published his first book, "Hanging in the Balance," which was reviewed favorably by The New York Times Book Review. He published "Enigma, discovering the moments that form your life" in 2014, "The Time Thief" in 2015 and "Sorry and Morticum", in July 2016. All of his books portray philosophy, spirituality and sexuality as they actually exist in the present day.