Will J. J. was born in Fort Worth, Texas, where he grew up entranced by nature, science fiction, and the power of perception. The child of a broken home, he began writing mystery, suspense, and science fiction at the age of 15, crafting short stories with unique twists on reality yet grounded by real-world emotion. After high school, he studied philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated early with honors. In his senior year, he wrote the novel Darkness Reflected, a science fiction/suspense tale about a troubled man who stumbles into an impossible reality and is forced to confront his own inner demons. Will works at a web-based marketing firm in Austin, shares his thoughts and stories on his blog, and is currently working on a new novel.