Zachery Anderson spent eleven years living in Hungary as a child. His parents moved to Hungary to work in 1978 and remained in the country until just before the political revolution of 1989. This gave Zachery a unique opportunity to learn the Hungarian language (one of the most difficult languages in the world) and to study in the Hungary public school system during the transition period from socialism to democracy. Zachery graduated with a degree in English and theatre from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife returned to Hungary to work for a number of years and have also worked in China and Cambodia as teachers. They currently live and work in rural Minnesota where Zach attempts to hone his skills as a translator and writer.