Peter Last was very nearly born in an elevator and has continued to be unconventional ever since. He is the sixth child in a family of ten and has had a conservative upbringing by Yankee parents living in the south. Despite having been homeschooled from kindergarten until twelfth grade, Peter has an expansive social life and has never been locked in a closet. He began writing his first novel, Guardians of Magessa, at the age of eleven, receiving great encouragement from his family in the form of compliments such as “Your book is actually not that bad!” He has finally finished his degree in Civil Engineering after doggedly slogging through five years of college. In the little spare time he has, Peter writes a blog where he posts short stories, reviews books and movies, and addresses a mixture of serious and absurd topics, from global warming to pencil sharpeners. Peter’s other hobbies include drawing, dabbling in amateur film directing, and discharging powerful firearms at shooting ranges. At present, he is busy with several series including The Birthright Chronicles and Shadow for Hire, of which Wages of Death is the first installment. Peter lives in Alabama with his beautiful wife and adorable puppy.