Bryan Smart has loved mythology, literature, fantasy, and science fiction for as long as he can remember. He enjoys listening to, writing, and performing heavy metal music with his friends, gaming with family and friends, and fighting Lovecraftian horrors while slowly losing his sanity. Bryan loves writing and telling stories, and has voiced several published works as an audiobook narrator. He has worked as an English teacher, a bookstore manager, an editor, and a musician. Bryan lives in Salem, Oregon with his lovely wife, a passel of children, and a menagerie of monsters that he keeps under lock and key.