J. Fitzpatrick Mauldin is a science fiction and fantasy writer from Birmingham, Alabama (home of craft beers, exciting foods, and growing green space), where he lives with his book addicted wife and mad genius daughter. Destined to be a nerd by birth, the product of a science, history, and engineering obsessed father and grandfather, he had no other option than to let his creative juices flow onto paper. Not a single genre writer, he explores many facets and sub genres of SFF such as cheezy horror, sci-fi satire, flintlock fantasy, and speculative fiction. Like many authors, genre niches are not what tend to arouse inspiration in him, but rather, what a character can do within a compelling setting. Writing a story worth remembering is his highest aspiration, and one he will never cease to attempt to achieve.