Aaron de Orive was a writer on a variety of video game titles, including Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, Tabula Rasa, Anarchy Online, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He is also the creator and author of the fantasy role-playing game SHARD: World of the False Dawn. The middle-grade fantasy Blade Singer, co-written with author Martha Wells, is his first novel. He is currently at work on a series of audio dramas focusing on the pulp and horror genres, and is a contributing member of the Gentlemen Nerds podcast. Aaron lives in Austin with his wife, daughter, and two very spoiled terriers.