Tim Bete is an author, copywriter, and marketing consultant. He is the former director of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop at the University of Dayton (Ohio). During his time with the workshop, he helped create the world’s longest Mad Lib. Bete is author of two award-winning humor books, In the Beginning . . . There Were No Diapers and Guide to Pirate Parenting. He lives in Beavercreek, Ohio, with his wife and children.