Born in Chicago in 1991, Cal devoured countless books throughout his childhood and developed a passion for writing as he grew. Between the ages of 17 and 21, he wrote a novel and several short stories, navigating the many pitfalls of being a young writer, after which his literary endeavors turned into academic research papers in the pursuit of a M.S. degree. In January 2017, he set his sights on creating a gritty fantasy novel set in an original, immersive world. One year later, Sundering, first in the Shattered Fate series, was born. Bear witness to the start of it all.