J.L. Austgen grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Brebeuf Jesuit High School where his love for writing fiction took root. After graduating, he moved to Colorado to attend college and study creative writing. An information technology engineer, Mr. Austgen created Evelyn Morgan out of a need for a creative outlet.
He spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and spending time with his family. Married, with two children, Mr. Austgen currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.