John Payne is the author of The Blue Sky Chronicles and The Apostles of Sera novel collections. Influences for his writing come from his experiences as a craftsman, engineer, and product designer. Additionally, his time spent in Europe has set the scenes for some of his stories. John enjoys mixing reality with fantasy, monsters with the mundane, and the copious use of oxymorons. He particularly enjoys the concept of two completely different worlds colliding.
John received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and his masters in Product Development from Carnegie Mellon University. Currently he is employed as an engineer at Zodiac Aerospace. If you have ever taken issue with the dimensions of an airline lavatory, he is the man to complain to.
Outside of work and writing, John enjoys sketching, archery, video games, and working on projects in his workshop. He resides in Southern California where he plans to learn how to surf in the near future.