T. Lee Messick was born in Colorado Springs to a military family. He spent most of his young life traveling in the United States and most of his adult life traveling the world as a member of the United States Air Force. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and a Master's Degree in Management of Information System. He retired from active duty in 2008 and now spends his working days programming computers and his nights writing novels. He currently works as a contractor for the DoD. He lives with his wife, two kids and two dogs in balmy Crestview, Florida. While he's not doing either programming or writing, he's cleaning house, fixing broken things, and doing the rest of the mundane chores.