J. L. Doty is a full-time SF&F writer, scientist (Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, specialty laser physics), and former running-dog-lackey for the bourgeois capitalist establishment.

With 15 published books, he writes hard SF, epic fantasy and urban fantasy, frequently with strong, YA themes. He’s been successful with self-publishing and with traditional publishers like Open Road Media and Harper Collins, and his books are a mix of traditional and self-published.

He lives in Tucson, AZ with his wife Karen, and a little being who claims to be a cat: Julia. But Jim is certain she’s really an extra-terrestrial alien in disguise.