David Ira Rottenberg was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Columbia University. He has published two novels and co-authored three business books. He has written for publications such as Boston Magazine and the Boston Globe. His poems have appeared in poetry magazines throughout the United States. Soldiers of Beauty, a collection of poems about the ballet, and Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig, a children’s book about a pig who wants to learn how to dance, are two of his most recent works. He lives in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts.