G.K. Hayes has been a Navy flyer, a keyboard player for several not-so-famous local rock bands, a classically trained concert pianist, a stand-up comedian, magician, photographer, and an Olympic Coach. At present he makes his living as a Grand Master in Taekwondo and other highly secret and mysterious martial arts. He worked with the Georgia National Guard to develop and implement a hand-to-hand combat training program at various Army bases throughout Georgia. And for many years he studied with blade expert and ancient weapons historian Hank Reinhardt. He was Managing Editor of Critical Mass SF Magazine and his award winning stories have been published in many sf/fantasy/horror magazines and anthologies worldwide His new novela, The Emperor's Clockwork Suit can be found in the Steampunk anthology Clockwork Fairytales, from Penguin. Sleag's Quest, a six book Epic Fantasy series is available through Amazon.com, and his first fully illustrated Mid-Grade series Tony and the Magic Knife will be published as soon as he can find an artist who will work for free. G.K. learned conflict, tension, motivation, storytelling, and other important aspects of the writing craft from raising his two adult children Zach and Heather. He is lucky enough to find his muse in his beautiful wife, Linda. Visit him at www.gkhayes.com.