J.M. VAUGHAN was homeschooled growing up, which gave him ample opportunity to do anything and everything but school. He spent his time writing novels, building spaceships and castles out of LEGOs, and making stop-motion movies. He attended film school in Southern California and has worked as a graphic designer, editor, videographer, colorist, and visual effects artist. After several false starts, he embarked on the project that would become Worldwielder in September 2015. He currently lives in Boise, ID, where he is hard at work on his next novel, a science-fiction epic due for release in 2019.