David D. L. Jennings is a fourteen-year veteran of the United States Air Force, having deployed eleven times in support of US Air Force Special Operations. His debut novel, Gift of the Shaper, won the 2018 Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Fantasy and was a runner-up for the 2018 Best Book Award. When he is not reading or writing epic fantasy, he enjoys traveling, listening to '90s punk, and watching Ohio State football.