Born into a Navy family in Washington, D.C., Leslie Roy Carter lived all over the United States, as well as in Argentia, Newfoundland, while growing up. After receiving a B.S. in Physics from the College of William and Mary, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. While serving as a naval officer, he earned an M.S.E.E. from the Naval Postgraduate School majoring in Electronic and Radar Systems. His career as a surface line officer took him to many ports such as Pearl Harbor, Long Beach, San Diego, and Charleston, culminating in command of the U.S.S. Reid (FFG-31). He then switched to the acquisition specialty, eventually becoming a major program manager for a naval weapon system. He retired in 2002 with the rank of Captain. In retirement, he turned his attention to writing as well as his volunteer service in the Civil Air Patrol, flying and managing Air Search and Rescue missions.

Fantasy novels co-authored with Margaret L. Carter: Wild Sorceress, Besieged Adept, Rogue Magess, Legacy of Magic. He has several short stories appearing in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover anthologies.