Exposed to sword-and-sorcery fantasy at the impressionable age of 12, David Michael Williams dove headlong into the brutal arena of fiction writing when he competed in a short-story contest against his sixth-grade classmates. While his story—a glorified battle scene, really—garnered no accolades, two of its characters survived for many years thereafter.
After writing four fantasy novels set in the magical world of Altaerra, he tried his hand at a “genre-bending” series. The first two books of the Soul Sleep Cycle, If Souls Can Sleep and If Sin Dwells Deep, are represented by Sternig & Byrne Literary Agency and are currently under editorial consideration.
With a background in journalism, public relations and marketing, David continues his love affair with the written word as a content specialist at BrownBoots Interactive Inc. His freelance lifestyle column Generation Why? ran in The (Fond du Lac) Reporter from April 2006 to March 2013. He became a member of the Allied Authors of Wisconsin in 2005.
In 2016, he created the indie publishing company One Million Words LLC and published The Renegade Chronicles, a sword-and-sorcery fantasy series comprised of Rebels and Fools, Heroes and Liars and Martyrs and Monsters.
David lives in Wisconsin with his wonderful wife (who somehow puts up with his addiction to storytelling) and two larger-than-life children.