Howard Mills was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1981 the only child to his mother Denise Mills. After relocating to Syracuse, New he attended Frazier Elementary and excelled at drawing and earned honorable mentor awards for illustration. Even though Howard was a natural athlete, playing numerous sports from football to basketball, his desire grew with writing. During the summers his mother Denise would assign him book reports, thus helping Howard achieve a greater mastery at his craft. While enrolling into Southern New Hampshire University his passion for fictional writing expanded with reading the work of Sandra Brown, Stephen King, Terry Good kind, Eric Jerome Dickey and James Patterson to need a few. Currently Howard resides in Raleigh North Carolina, earning his B.A in Creative Writing.