West of the Best
Eric "E.C." Stever is the author of several science fiction and fantasy stories, as well as non-fiction works relating to history, and general science (which is the best kind of science). He has been publishing for over a decade.
He is a professional archaeologist in Idaho and Wyoming, and was previously a computer programmer. (Dear NASA: If you're recruiting for an expedition to those alien ruins on Omicron-Persei 8, he's the ideal programmer-archaeologist you've been looking for.)
E.C. lives with a geologist, two unrepentant marshmallow fanatics, and several hundred eyebrow mites (don't judge, you have them too). Alas, the coyotes have eaten his cats.
His favorite authors include: Terry Pratchett, Isaac Asimov, Alexander McCall Smith, Vernor Vinge and Bill Bryson. Especially (especially), Bill Bryson's audio books.