Brandon Boyce was born in Staunton, Virginia, and received a BA in English from California State University, Los Angeles. He is an accomplished screenwriter and his films include Apt Pupil, Wicker Park, and Venom. His short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals. His first novel, Here by the Bloods, was published in 2014. Storm's Thunder is his second novel. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.