Marc Comtois was born in Vermont, and after a brief sojourn in Massachusetts, moved to the small town of Levant, Maine. He attended college at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and received a degree in Marine Engineering. After he spent a few years working in the merchant marine, he and his wife settled in Rhode Island. While working towards his Master's Degree in History from Providence College, he became interested in the Germanic migrations, the "Fall of Rome" and the late antiquity period of history. In particular, he was intrigued by the short-lived Kingdom of the Burgundians. Burgundians in the Mist is a result of his research.
Mr. Comtois currently lives in Warwick, Rhode Island with his wife and two daughters.
A historical work focusing on the Burgundians--a Germanic people of the Late Antique/Early Medieval period--and the role they played in the transition of Western Europe in the wake of the Fall of the Rome.