Lyman Rate is an avid reader of military history as well as fantasy and science fiction. When not working or writing, he is reading and if not doing those, is usually spending time with his wife and two dogs. Lyman is married to his long-time girlfriend and with his dogs, Joplin and Zeus, has called Kansas home for most of his life. In his free time, he likes to take nature walks and practice photography. His writing career started in 2014 when he was challenged by his wife (at the time girlfriend) to see if he could write a novel. Thinking this was a daunting task, he accepted the challenge and wrote his first book. Since then, he now has written and published multiple books. He is thankful to be able to write like he does and hopes that those who read his books, enjoy them as much as he did writing them. If you ask him what is one of his favorite things about the writing process, he will tell you that it is the simple excitement of creating worlds, driving imaginations, and the uniqueness of each word when combined with others, that keep him going.