Monty was born in Honolulu but raised in Syracuse, NY. (Like moving from Earth to Neptune.) After a very thorough Catholic school education he spent his 20’s in a variety of interesting jobs until he found he had an aptitude for computers.

Today, Monty is a husband and father of four amazing kids aged 30 to 18, and “Papa” to a brand new grand daughter, living in suburban Chicago. He enjoys photography, reading, cooking, travel, and of course, writing.

His writing heroes are Arthur C. Clarke, Roger Zelazny, Orson Scott Card, David Wingrove, and C.S Lewis.