"Tate offers the perfect balance between older teen and new adult with this character. She's smart beyond belief, but she still has that naivety of inexperience that makes her believable." -Jennifer L. Oliver Book Blog
"...an incredibly fast-paced book, filled with enough scientific data to give the story credibility, and a 'villain' unlike any you've encountered before!" -Goodreads.com
About the Author
Inexplicably drawn to all things dark and macabre, at about the age of twelve he began penning short stories and publishing his own movie monster magazine.
An Air Force brat who never lived in one place more than two years, after high school Toby did an eight-year stint in the U.S. Navy and ended up on the east coast. He has since worked as a cab driver, a pizza delivery man, a phone solicitor, a shipyard technician, a government contractor, a retail music salesman, a bookseller, a cell phone salesman and a recording studio engineer.
Toby later earned a B.A. in English and became a full-time graphic designer and newspaper reporter, publishing hundreds of stories with the Associated Press and his local paper. He has since been published in The Pedestal Magazine, Voluted Tales magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Scary Monsters Magazine, and websites like eHow.com.
Owing to the inspiration of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, Toby became an author of what he likes to call "high-octane sci-fi, fantasy and horror" and has published several books.
Toby is also a songwriter and musician and lives with his family near the Great Dismal Swamp in northeastern North Carolina.