Christopher Kerns is a lifelong nerd. He is the author of SIDE QUEST and the Haylie Black series (CRASH ALIVE and CRASH INTO PIECES.) He writes fiction about the intersection of interesting characters and technology, and what happens when the two collide. He has over two decades of experience as a technology consultant, data researcher, and software executive. His thoughts and opinions on technology have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and more. He lives in Austin, Texas with his lovely wife and two troublemaking kids, filling his spare time absorbing every geeky book, movie, and video game he can get his hands on.