Gavin Black lives with his wife and two boys in Reno, Nevada. Growing up, he spent his formative years in the hospital due to a congenital lung malady. He found an escape in science fiction and fantasy novels, beginning with books of David Eddings and followed by so many of the greats: Tolkien, Heinlein, and Asimov. among others. He was always drawn to stories with deep character development and that defied readers' expectations. When not writing, he can be found playing board games with his family and friends , reading, or discussing many pop culture franchises.