D. L. Mackenzie pounds on a computer somewhere in the desiccated cultural wilderness of Phoenix, Arizona. When he’s not writing or more gainfully employed elsewhere, he enjoys hiking the valley’s surrounding mountains, traveling, listening to obscure music, and performing unremarkable household chores with his hyperactive wife. He is hopelessly smitten with classic fiction by such authors as Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, and H. G. Wells. His Magnetron Chronicles series follows the tongue-in-cheek exploits of eccentric inventor Phineas J. Magnetron in the heady Age of Steam. He is currently at work on the sixth installment, tentatively titled The Kraken of Cape Farewell. He is also the managing editor at Fictivity Press.