While Yuri Jean-Baptiste may have spent his adolescence growing up in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, FL, he mainly lived in the magical fantasy and sci-fi landscapes his imagination created. A voracious reader and movie-lover, Yuri spent much of his childhood years world-building and concocting adventures before being forced to grow up. Lucky for him, he met his true love, Jennifer, who dared him to imagine again and pursue his dreams of becoming an author. Married in 2015, Yuri now lives in North Carolina, with his wonderful wife, beautiful daughter, and two crazy dogs, although he devotes much of his time within his now fully-developed worlds. When he is not writing his novels or lost in a good book, Yuri can be found hiking through the woods, playing pick-up soccer, or enjoying board games with his friends.