Richard Dawes was born and raised in California, and now resides in a small town in Texas. After a tour of duty in the Marine Corps, he spent fifteen years in management in the Moving and Storage, Computer and Credit Union industries. He began writing short stories as a boy, and he has written several historical novels. A long time student of esoteric traditions, he includes references to those traditions in his stories. Other sub-themes explored in his books are authentic masculinity, relationships and power—what are they, and how they manifest.