Douglas was born on Nov 28th, 1971. He got the chance to live in many different places while growing up, courtesy of the assignments the US Army offered to his father. Too quiet and too shy for too long, there were always dreams of other worlds and places and the desire to write about them. He got into fantasy role-playing games in his mid-teens. To this day he has friends whom he meets in tabletop role-playing games, as well as online adventures. Many of his characters evolved in games, and each developed their own personality. Having to rely on self-publishing for his first novel, Douglas was surprised at the amount of good reviews and publicity it has received. Muster of Heroes concludes the story set into motion in Inheritance of a Sword and a Path. Douglas lives with his wife and one dog in Minnesota. He works in health care, serving people's needs in Radiology. When most people see him, he is wearing scrubs and a white lab coat.