Born and raised in central Minnesota, Dennis M. Myers developed a serious reading habit early in life due to the influence of his grandmother. In late high school he read one particularly “awful” book and, with all that teenage hubris, decided that he could do better.

After spending a decade in the United States Navy, aboard submarines and teaching younger sailors, he settled in Virginia. The story ideas he had been saving were eventually compiled into a timeline spanning thousands of years. When the opportunity came to write full time for a few months, he jumped at it with the full support of his wonderful wife, May. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

His most recent work, Rise of the Automated Empire, is available now. The first book in the series, Final Assembly, is a nominee for this year’s Webster Award.