Troy Martin is a free-lance writer, lover of Lovecraft, and aspiring creator of dark fantasy/sci-fi speculative fiction. After a short stint in Germany, the majority of his childhood was spent in Alabama before enlisting in the United States Air Force. Over ten years of military service has broadened his worldly horizons revealing his passion as a budding novelist and professional wordsmith. From 2011 to 2014, he took his passion to Full Sail University where he earned his BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment.
From childhood to adulthood, Troy enjoyed the works of R.L. Stine, Bruce Coville, K.A. Applegate, Terry Pratchett, Hal Duncan, Mark Chadbourn, Joe Abercrombie, H.P. Lovecraft, and many more. Pulling from the darkest depths of fictional terror and the inkwell of his tainted heart, he aims to bring new life to dark, fantasy/sci-fi horror and redefine fear and vengeance for today’s genre fanatics.
Currently, he has his hands busy with a multitude of smaller projects to include updating this blog, a few short stories, some decent poems, a few songs from the heart, a fair amount of farming, and his most recent passion and research-heavy project, The Broken Cycle. Centered on Norse mythology, this trilogy’s setting resides in a future where machines and magic have collided ending the cycle of Ragnarök and melding the world of men with the realms of the true gods.
Troy resides in South Carolina with his wife and children where he can be found whittling away at his latest projects and chasing his spawn. A full life keeps his mind active, in tune with the fear of the unknown, and questioning the visions that define his psyche. You can find his random ranting on Facebook, Twitter, and his blog.