Tristan Olson was raised on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. He didn’t start reading until he was 10, but once he figured it out he went from trouble with Dick & Jane to reading novels over summer break. He then read mainly science fiction, fantasy, and comic books. His urge to create started with comic strips and his first efforts were published in a local paper while he was in high school. He continued to write and draw comics, publishing them online into adulthood. On his way to being a writer, Tristan has also been a photo lab monkey, pharmacy technician, and 1950s-style house husband, the latter of which is still his primary job. He spends his days caring for his three increasingly rambunctious children and squeezes in writing time during evenings and weekends. He currently lives in Washington State.