SCOTT DRAKEFORD is a longtime lover of the written word, especially fantasy fiction. Rise of the Mages is his debut epic fantasy.

He had his first taste of 'the good stuff' in his younger years. He spent countless hours reading and re-reading his favorite fantasy novels, shaping him more than was probably healthy, and lurking sites like Wotmania (RIP) while waiting for each new book to come out.

Later in life, he was tricked into becoming a "responsible adult", getting a degree in engineering, and living the corporate life in the technology industry.

Scott currently lives in the Boston area with his badass tech wizard of a wife, their tenacious daughter, and two dogs.