Kevin G. Summers grew up in suburbs of Northern Virginia in a household where authors were viewed as folk heroes. When he was a small child, his mother brought him along to her master-level writing classes at George Mason University, where he sat in on lectures by John Irving, John Gardener and Susan Shreve. As he grew up, he fell in love with literature, especially the works of Kurt Vonnegut, Thornton Wilder, John Steinbeck, J.R.R. Tolkien and Stephen King.
Kevin is the author of the critically-acclaimed short story ISOLATION WARD 4, as well as several other stories set in the Star Trek universe. His short story THE BELL CURSE was the very first tale published in The World of Kurt Vonnegut under the Kindle Worlds imprint. His recent works include LEGENDARIUM (co-written by Michael Bunker) and THE MAN WHO SHOT JOHN WILKES BOOTH. He is currently working on a series set in the Apocalypse Weird universe.
Kevin is an author, a farmer, a husband and a father. He lives in an 104-year old farmhouse in Amissville, Virginia with his beautiful wife Rachel and their children.Official Website
Rook Manning hails from the village of Sheybrook where he grew up on a farm with his human mother and elven father. Life was good for a time but his father was never accepted by the people of the Headon and he died under suspicious circumstances. Rook’s mother was left destitute and turned to a life of whoredom.
Rook spent much of his childhood thieving and fighting for his life. He has a terrible scar on his face that he received as punishment for stealing in the city of Headon, a scar that has essentially made him an outsider wherever he goes. Rook has been traveling from town to town, working as a hired sword when he can and stealing whenever he has to. This is what lead him to Wygate, where he accidentally killed a man in a tavern.
Considered an outlaw all across the land, Rook has fled to the edge of the known world, the lonely keep on the border of the Great Eastern Wastes.