Dustyn McCormick lives in Topeka, Kansas, where he has lived most of his life. He collects books on and studies military history, pirates, the paranormal, and any other subject that doesn’t serve a useful function. He and his wife have four children, two dogs, a cat, and two lizards.
Dustyn ran a paranormal investigation group for ten years and traveled the U.S. investigating homes and historical locations including one Civil War battleground.
Dustyn has spent time attempting to perfect a pirate accent with which he annoys his wife on International Talk like a Pirate Day.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the small town of Carbondale, Kansas. There wasn't anything to do growing up, so I spent my time with a few friends, and reading. So, the small town influenced my love of reading, and the love of reading influenced my desire to be a writer.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Ragged Edge comes from my interest in the supernatural, mythology, world religions, and ancient religions. I spend a considerable amount of time reading in all of those subjects and each went into writing this book. I also slipped in a bit of my knowledge on Serial Killers. That's maybe an unhealthy fascination but it's there. In a small dose. I'm not crazy, I promise.
Ragged Edge is an Urban Fantasy following Sean Gryphon as he risks his life, and more, to protect Dr. Ilsy Hillerman. Dr. Hillerman has discovered the missing ten pages of the Codex Gigas, an ancient manuscript called the Devil's Bible, and the author will stop at nothing to get them back.