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About the author

W. Bradford Swift is a former veterinarian turned author. As the co-founder of the Life On Purpose Institute, Swift has written the Life On Purpose series that includes the award-nominated Life on Purpose: Six Passages to an Inspired Life. In the YA category, he is the author of the Zak Bates Eco-Adventure series for animal lovers of all ages, and the Amberlin series. Under the pen name of Orrin Jason Bradford, he is also the author of the Saga of the Dandelion Expansion that includes the FreeForm trilogy and the Kindred trilogy of sci-fi thrillers.

Swift became an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction as an eleven-year-old boy when his next-door neighbor, a children's librarian, took pity on his single-parent mom. Bored out of his gourd with no one to play with but good 'ol mom, he drove her crazy. Then Mrs. Crabtree brought home a stack of books she knew would hook a young boy’s imagination and give his mother some relief. It worked. Swift has been hooked ever since.

Swift lives in the “Paradise Found” of the North Carolina mountains with his wife, daughter, and a menagerie of four-legged family members.