Larry Sydow is a retired pastor who has failed retirement several times. He previously published "Let Them Answer," a book of children's sermons. After moving to Roswell, New Mexico, he began writing science fantasy. He and his wife Susan have two children and three grandchildren. In addition to serving as an interim pastor, he enjoys writing, music, and gardening. He sings, plays piano, organ, and guitar, and has written more than 20 songs for various occasions. He is also a Master Gardener, specializing in medicinal herbs and herblore.