I grew up in North Haven, Connecticut, playing soccer and the violin in my free time. In addition to reading everything Stephen King, I always loved a good horror flick. My older brother Jon and I spent countless nights watching movies I would never allow my own daughter to watch today. (That is, when we weren’t watching The Empire Strikes Back or Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on repeat). I was a major science and math geek, and wavered between studying English or Physics after graduating from North Haven High School. Ultimately, I channeled my inner nerd and went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After switching majors a few times, I settled on Math and graduated in 1997 with my eye on Wall Street. I became a mortgage-backed securities trader for Bank of America and then Deutsche Bank. There I would eventually manage the Agency MBS trading desk and its thirty traders. Through it all, I never stopped reading, or dreaming about writing. During a run of twenty-two root-canals that relegated me to the dentist’s chair for countless hours, I started writing The Initiation. In 2016, while halfway through writing The Expedition, I left Wall Street to focus exclusively on writing. I split my time between New York City and the east end of Long Island. I live with my wife Michelle, our daughter Lily, and our Great Dane Buddy.