John D. Payne grew up on the prairie, watching the lightning flash outside his window and imagining himself as the god of thunder. Today, he lives at the foot of the Organ Mountains in New Mexico, where he he focuses his weather-god powers on rustling up enough cloud cover for a little shade.
His debut novel is an epic fantasy adventure, The Crown and the Dragon. His short fiction can be found in magazines like Leading Edge, anthologies like All Made of Hinges: Being an Anthology of Mormon Steampunk, and podcasts like The Overcast. His game writing can be found in Tiny Zine, Tiny Trove, and (soon) in the MICRONOMICON.