Mark Gardner (M. A. Gardner) is a US Navy veteran, author and broadcast professional living in Prescott, Arizona. His grandfather introduced him to the alternate history writings of Harry Turtledove at a young age. That started a life-long love affair with speculative fiction. In 2011, he began to write his own stories. His work is a fast paced, no-nonsense, thrill ride into many genres, including science fiction, superhero, dystopian, mystery, and historical fiction. His works are available in six languages.