Kevin L Nielsen has owned over 300 guinea pigs at the same time, been nationally ranked as a guinea pig breeder, plays duets through his nose on recorders to the embarrassment of many, and lived without air conditioning for almost 2 years.
He owes his publishing debut to a kindly librarian back in the 6th grade, the LTUE Symposium, a purple shirt, and a passing editor who didn't mind some mild sarcasm. Kevin writes epic, young adult, and urban fantasy. His writing group, Team Unleashed, keeps him grounded and away from purple prose about falcons, dragons, and worldbuilding.
Kevin currently resides in Utah with his amazing wife and two wonderful children. He's still writing and continuing a lifelong quest to become a dragon rider.