J. W. Cook is an avid reader who loves everything that has to do with science fiction and fantasy. He has three college degrees (none of which are in English or Writing) and works in emergency preparedness in the nuclear waste cleanup field. When he is not working, reading or writing, he likes to hang out with his wife and his five—yes, five—dogs, play video games and occasionally leave his house. Joe is currently working on completing his YA fantasy series, The Harbingers of Magic.