R.B. Banfield lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, a city famous for suffering large earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. His quiet out-of-the-way house suffered minimal damage and yet was deemed "red zone", so through New Zealand government help, he was able to relocate his family to safer ground. Like most Cantabrians, R.B. is well prepared for earthquakes and their aftermaths, by estimating their size, depth and location, and being disappointed in any below a 4.0. Also, like most Cantabrians, R.B. has become very good at driving Christchurch roads and avoiding the numerous and ever changing holes and bumps, not to mention the growing families of orange cones. R.B. had been writing since a young age, beginning with the ambitious Robber's Rock, an exciting children's adventure augmented by pictures cut and pasted from newspapers. His follow up work was an original space yarn set on a space station, where the desperate crew had run low on its supply of space floss. His major hobby is in studying international cricket, which led to his devising a new and better method of statistics. He also thinks himself as a studious movie critic, mostly happy at the state of modern film making, but concerned as to why they can't all be great, and why they can't make some of his own stories into movies. He does have plenty of casting suggestions, and might be willing to help with the scripts.