Joseph Gelman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in Mobile Alabama, Israel, and Seattle Washington. At the age of eighteen he volunteered, and served with distinction, in an Israeli paratroop reconnaissance unit for over three years. After returning to the United States he worked as a consultant to the past President and Chairman of AIPAC on US-Israeli relations and defense related matters. He has worked as a private consultant for political campaigns, speechwriting, government relations, international marketing, and as a columnist. He has traveled to over 40 countries on five continents. Mr. Gelman is the co-author of 'Confidential', a non-fiction biography of legendary Israeli secret agent turned Hollywood tycoon, Arnon Milchan, published by Gefen Books and 21st Street Books, New York. He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.