A route to fantasy fiction through the aerospace industry may seem an odd one to take, but PG Badzey has been writing stories since grammar school and has never stopped even though his path took an unconventional turn for someone interesting in writing. A trained systems engineer, he kept up with creative writing and coursework throughout a career working on the C-17 airlifter, the International Space Station, the Delta IV Rocket and the James Webb Space Telescope. He has enjoyed and been influenced by JRR Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Katherine Kurtz, Christopher Stasheff, Terry Brooks and C. Dale Brittain, to name a few. Previous publications include short stories published in Dragonlaugh, an online fantasy humor magazine, and the publication of the first three novels in the Grey Riders series, Whitehorse Peak, Eye of Truth and Helm of Shadows. PG Badzey has studied martial arts for many years, helps mentor a world-class high school robotics team, and is active in his parish community. He lives in California, is a member of the Orange County Writers Guild and has taught seminars on fantasy writing in Orange County Libraries.