Babak's writing debuted in North American Review ("Fighting Fish"), and he was a finalist for a Glimmer Train award. His story "Glow," published in Palo Alto Review, was deemed "flawless" and "brilliant" by Shenandoah literary review. Babak is also a music artist known as Secret Arcade, whose debut electronic rock album, Quarter Century, skyrocketed on college radio. A Los Angeles native, Babak lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and children, where he is in private practice as a psychologist. He is the originator of the theory of the evolving psyche and moderative psychotherapy.