Jonathan Ficke lives outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his beautiful wife. He graduated from Marquette University with a degree in public relations, which (in a manner of speaking) is another form of speculative storytelling.

His older brother introduced him to Tolkien at a young age, and, despite his book shelf’s persistent pleas for mercy, he’s voraciously consumed the genre ever since. For as long as he can remember, he dreamed of being an author, and the thought of holding a book containing his words in his hands is a dream come true.

When he’s not reading or writing, he is turning lumber into sawdust and, when all goes according to plan, furniture.

You can find him on twitter @jonficke, where he mostly muses about woodworking, basketball, and writing.