Evan Ratke was born and raised in the suburbs of Richmond, VA. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Longwood University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arctic Studies from the University of Iceland. Somewhere between exams, papers, and an awkward attempt at a social life, he started work on what would eventually become his first novel, Dragoon, released in 2018. His sequel novels, Chloe and Corday, followed in 2019 and 2022 respectively. Ratke is an active runner and continues to live in the Richmond area. He is currently exploring new writing projects, including his fourth novel.