About the Author
Fred Ellis Brock is the author of the best-selling Retire on Less Than You
Think: The New York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future (2nd
Edition – Times Books/Henry Holt, 2008); Health Care on Less Than You
Think: The New York Times Guide to Getting Affordable Coverage (Times
Book/Henry Holt, 2006); and Live Well on Less Than You Think: The New York
Times Guide to Achieving Your Financial Freedom (Times Books/Henry Holt,
2005). For more than a decade he was a business editor and columnist at The
New York Times. For six years he wrote that paper’s “Seniority” column and
was the author of the “Off the Rack” media column prior to that. He has also
worked as an editor and reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The Houston
Chronicle and The Louisville Courier-Journal. He holds an M.Ed. from Temple
University and a B.A. in English literature from Hanover College. He has taught
undergraduate and graduate reporting and editing at New York University and
Kansas State University, where he held the R.M. Seaton Professional
Journalism Chair. He was a fellow at the Washington Journalism Center, with
a concentration in public affairs reporting. He lives in Arizona, where he
teaches at the University of Arizona and is a contributor to The New York Times
and a featured speaker for the Times Journeys travel program. He is
represented by the David Black Literary Agency and AEI Speakers Bureau.
Brock, while pursuing conventional journalism and teaching careers, has been
interested in UFO sightings and science fiction since he was in high school. He
is a member of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and has witnessed
unexplained sightings in the U.S. and Europe. He has interviewed scores of
witnesses to UFO sightings for both articles and personal research; he has read
widely on the subject. All this is reflected in the authenticity of The Seven.

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