Glen Tate has a front row seat to the corruption in government and writes the ten-book 299 Days series from his first-hand observations of why a collapse is coming and how it will unfold.  Much like the main character in the series, Grant Matson, the author is a forty-something resident of the capitol of Washington State, Olympia, and is a very active prepper.  He grew up in the remote logging town of Forks, Washington.  “Glen” keeps his identity a secret so he won’t lose his job because, in his line of work, being a prepper and questioning the motives of government is not appreciated.