Lancer Kind grew up on a farm in Montana where he learned to ride a horse at the age of five and shoot varmints by the age of fourteen. In the nineties he lived north of Denver where he studied big city life and skiing. He graduated from Clarion in 2003 and is currently slaving under the watchful eyes of Jeanne Cavelos at Odyssey. After that, Lancer will go back to work on his non-fiction book about activist science fiction. He currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his lovely wife Shelli and their imaginary rooster Jimmy.