Brad R. Torgersen is a healthcare computer geek by day, a United States Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer on the weekend, and a speculative fiction writer by night. Award-winning and award-nominated, he is a regular in the pages of Analog magazine, and has published numerous pieces of short fiction in other venues such as Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge magazine and Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show magazine. Brad's first novel, The Chaplain's War—which is based on the short Analog pieces "The Chaplain's Assistant" and the readers' choice award winning and Hugo award-nominated "The Chaplain's Legacy"—is currently out, from Baen Books. Brad also has two short fiction collections: Lights in the Deep and Racers of the Night, both from Wordfire Press. Happily married for 21+ years, Brad presently lives in Clinton, Utah with his wife and daughter.