Originally from the Denver area, Lieutenant Colonel Chuck Grossart retired from the United States Air Force after serving his country for twenty years as a missile launch officer, space operator, and strike planner. Now settled with his family outside Omaha, Nebraska, he continues to serve as a strategic plans analyst for the Department of the Air Force. Grossart holds a BA in political science from the University of Northern Colorado, and a master’s degree in human resource management from Lesley University. His first novel, The Coming, was a quarterfinalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) contest. In addition to winning the 2014 ABNA for Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, The Mengele Effect, his second novel, was selected as a winner in the 2013 Audio-ON Aspiring Author Contest. Grossart is a member of the Nebraska Writers Guild and the Nebraska Writers Workshop.