Aaron de Orive was a writer/designer on a variety of award-winning video games, including Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, Tabula Rasa, Anarchy Online, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He co-authored the middle-grade fantasy novel Blade Singer with Martha Wells. As a tabletop role-playing game author and designer, Aaron created Shard: World of the False Dawn, and is currently at work on a new fantasy RPG. He is also the founder and co-host of The Gentlemen Nerds podcast. Aaron lives in Austin with his wife, daughter, and three very spoiled puppies.