Palmer Hawkins grew up in a small town in Wyoming where he found a love for video games and ninjas as a young boy. There isn’t much to do in Wyoming so he quickly developed a grand imagination of far off worlds infested with monsters and vicious aliens with whom he could engage in grand battles, all from the safety of his trampoline. Palmer went on to develop a love of sports and an interest in science, competing at a collegiate level while earning a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, and later a Masters in Engineering. He continued in his love of science throughout his professional career and pulled upon his knowledge, passions, and life experiences to write his first book. Palmer now lives in Utah with his wife, two girls, and two dogs.