R.L. Akers loves stories. An international bestselling author, he loves hearing them, loves telling them, loves embellishing them, and loves forging them from raw materials. Akers has thus far written the Gryphens Saga trilogy as well as Atlantis: Twilight of Mankind. With a degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration, Akers has worked in software development as well as non-profit fundraising and publicity. His love for children has led him in the past to be a foster parent and a coordinator of the K-5 ministry at his church, and he currently invests time each week in the lives of local high schoolers. His interests include graphic design, orchestral movie soundtracks, and anything remotely creative. Akers lives in West Virginia with his wife Sarah and four children. Visit him online at RLAkers.com. His books are available on Amazon.