Chuck Collins is a campaigner and storyteller who has worked for decades on environmental and economic justice campaigns. He is the Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits Inequality.org. His 2021 book, The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions, is about the wealth hiding industry. He is the author of the popular book, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good, and, with Bill Gates Sr., Wealth and Our Commonwealth, a case for taxing inherited fortunes. He has been featured in Sun Magazine and on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He lives with his family in Southern Vermont. Altar to an Erupting Sun is his debut novel.