Eric Upchurch lives in North Carolina. His love affair with fantasy, began during his high school years with a copy of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons by TSR, INC. Becoming an avid reader of fantasy novels including Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margret Weis and Tracy Hickman, The Crystal Shard by R.A. Salvatore, The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard, and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, just to name a few. As a subscriber to Writer's Digest Magazine, he has taken several Novel and Short Stories Workshops and has a large collection of How To books on the craft of writing. RAVEN CULT is his first fantasy novel.