Benjamin Wachs is the Instructional Designer for Burning Man and a member of its Philosophical Center. He is the author of the short story collection, A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City, and the forthcoming Lamenting Avalon: Fairy Tales for Adults. He edited The Book of the IS: Fail to Win. He lives in San Francisco, where he is the Chairman of the Board of the San Francisco Institute of Possibility, an arts production and education non-profit. The Deeds of Pounce will be his debut novel.