In the 1960s, David Halperin was a teenage UFO investigator. Later he became a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill—his specialty, religious traditions of heavenly ascent and otherworldly journeys. His novel Journal of a UFO Investigator was published in 2011 by Viking Press, and appeared in Spanish, Italian, and German translations. Publishers Weeklydescribed the novel as “gripping” and “heartbreaking,” Booklist as “a thrilling romp.” Now retired from teaching, David lives in Durham with his wife Rose. He blogs on UFOs, religion, and other subjects dear to his heart at www.davidhalperin.net.