Todd VanHooser was born and raised in Missouri and has been telling stories in one form or another his entire life. He was first published in high school and saw additional publications in literary magazines throughout college and subsequent years. His Bachelor of Arts was earned at the University of Missouri where he majored in English with an emphasis in creative writing. His fantasy series, The Laughing Moon Chronicles, is supplemented by a tabletop role-playing game which he has also written and designed. Over the years, this series has expanded to include novels, short stories, comic books, artwork, and original character and creature designs showcased at pop culture and comic conventions in the South West. The series is currently going through a creative overhaul that will reveal elaborate timelines and histories, new lore, and a fresh look at the stories that launched the series. Todd now lives in Arizona, the father of two boys, where his time is spent playing in their adventures and creating new ones of his own.