David Lee Summers is a writer and editor with a background in physics and astronomy. Most notably, he discovered a variable star in 1987 and has developed control systems for robotic telescopes. Currently, he is the editor of Tales of the Talisman and does layout and consulting for El Paso Community College’s literary magazine Chrysalis. His novels, The Pirates of Sufiro, Children of the Old Stars, Heirs of the New Earth, The Solar Sea, and Dragon’s Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order are available in trade paperback editions from all on-line bookstores. In 2001 and 2002, David was voted “Best Local Writer” by the readers of the Las Cruces Bulletin. He lives in Southern New Mexico with his wife Kumie, his daughters Myranda and Verity.