Ben Reeder is the author of the popular Demon’s Apprentice series, the Zompoc Survivor series and Ash Fall, the first book in the Apocalypse of Enoch: Everwinter series from New Babel books. He is also the co-author of the Verge Walker series with George Canfield. Born in Hawaii and raised in South Texas, he learned many of the vital zombie survival skills at an early age, spending much of his time as a young man outdoors.
When he wasn’t trekking through the wilds of Texas, Ben was traveling through places like Middle Earth, Hyperborea, and Earthsea or exploring the depths of outer space through science fiction and fantasy. A role-player since junior high school, he discovered that he had a penchant for telling stories early on, and by the time he was in high school, he was writing pulp fiction style stories for his friends to read.
After trying his hand at being an adult for several years, Ben returned to his first passion, storytelling, and in 2011, released his first book, The Demon’s Apprentice. In 2014, he got the rights to the Demon’s Apprentice back from his publisher and self-published the Zompoc Survivor series, and realized his life-long dream of becoming a full-time writer in 2015. When he isn’t traveling to conventions, he lives in Springfield, Missouri with his girlfriend Randi and several cats who have trained him to feed them on command.
You can read the first chapter of The Demon’s Apprentice on his website: ChanceFortunato.com