A.J. Bucon grew up in Wheeling, W.Va. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1982, where he currently teaches English. A.J. graduated from West Liberty State College in 1986. He moved to Wilson, N.C., where he taught for 21 years at Ralph L. Fike High School. He has been a National Board Certified teacher since 2011 and was recognized as Wilson County Schools Teacher of the Year in 2001, WTVD11 Neighborhood Hero — Educator of the Year in 2002, and received the Bonnie McKeever Roberts Award for Excellence in Education in 2016. He continues to make regular posts on his blog Time and Space. My Corner of the World is his first foray into book writing. A.J. currently resides in Wheeling, and makes regular visits to see his son Robert who lives in Wilson with his wife Emily and two children, Justin and Kaylee.