For decades Kevin Killiany was an actor, drill rig operator, warehouse grunt, photographer, and paperboy, but in the 1980s found himself drawn into teaching and working with young people. He taught high school, elementary school, and community college before moving into community mental health where he worked crisis intervention, community support, and family preservation services.
Kevin sold his first short story in 2000 and since then has written for Star Trek, Doctor Who, and several role-playing games. In 2011 he became a full time writer and editor, but gradually came to realize that sitting alone in a room arguing with a computer screen ten hours a day was neither as exciting nor as glamorous as he’d imagined. In 2015 he returned to the college classroom part time as an adjunct English instructor and has found his dream career is a healthy balance of both writing and teaching people who want to write.
Kevin lives with his wife Valerie in Wilmington, on the coast of North Carolina. They have four children, one recently acquired, and a grandsquiggle named Zoë.