Known for his The Second Apocalypse series, which includes The Prince of Nothing trilogy and The Aspect-Emperor books, this popular fantasy writer also penned the Discipline Manning series and a 2008 standalone thriller titled Neuropath.
After earning a bachelor's degree in literature and a master's degree in literary criticism and theory from the University of Western Ontario, he entered Vanderbilt University as a Ph.D. student in philosophy.
In 2010, he began a WordPress blog called "Three Pound Brain."
He and his wife Sharron settled in London, Ontario, Canada, with their daughter, Ruby.
He and his Canadian contemporary, Kelley Armstrong, both became known for their fantasy novels.