Marc D. Giller wrote his first science-fiction novel at the tender age of sixteen, with the certainty of fame and riches before him. When that plan didn't work out he went to college instead, earning a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Texas A&M University. A year in the news business only increased his fascination with making stories up for a living, so he tried a few other genres: horror, thriller, historical fiction: when a script he wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation earned him a chance to pitch ideas for the show. Though none of those stories aired, he fired off a few more novels and screenplays until HAMMERJACK finally caught the attention of Bantam Spectra. Over the years, Marc has worked as a photographer, producer, computer trainer, and even had a one-night stint as a television news reporter. For the last several years, he has been manager of information systems for a Tampa law firm. Marc makes his home in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, where he lives with his wife, two children and a furry golden retriever.