The author is a young gender-fluid individual from Georgia, USA, known to YouTube as Sam Cantrell. Assigned male at birth, in 2016 they came to recognize that they identify differently. Born on August 29, 1997, as the first of two children, they first considered becoming a video game designer and a musician before deciding on writing. Even though they would have claimed in their youth that they would never write a book in a million years, they are typically working on as many as four books at any given time. When not writing books, Sam can often be found playing video games, playing their six-string bass guitar, attending college courses, and streaming on their Twitch channel, as well as watching those made by their favorite creators.