W. L. Goodwater is a software engineer, fencing coach, and the author of the Cold War Magic series. He lives on the California coast with his wife, kids, and cats. When he’s not writing books, he’s usually reading them. Or thinking about them. Or just staring lovingly at them. His wife might like books even more than he does, and she finds his vain attempts to organize their bookshelves endearing; they are a perfect couple.