Born in the Pacific Northwest in 1973, Kameron M. Franklin has been back and forth across the United States several times over the course of moves and vacations. During one of those trips, his father bought him his first comic book: a Superman and Plastic-man team-up. It was Kameron’s first step into the world of the fantastic, and he hasn’t looked back since.
Kameron began writing stories in the third grade. They featured some of his favorite fictional characters, and he would read them to class during Show and Tell. It was also in the third grade that Kameron was first introduced to Dungeons & Dragons. He still fondly remembers opening the D&D Basic box his parents bought for his birthday and flipping through Keep on the Borderlands.
It wasn’t until his senior year in high school that Kameron took his first serious steps as a writer. Not only did he enter a short story in a statewide competition — he lost — but he decided that he would major in English in college.
Over ten years and at least four changes of his major later, Kameron graduated from Portland State University with a degree in writing. Later that year, he won the Maiden of Pain open call and is now pursuing his dream of becoming a full-time novelist.