Doug Glener did play far too many hours of Dungeons & Dragons while attending Paramus High School, but he did not step through a portal or meet Tesshu.
After completing high school, Glener attended Vassar College, where he had the privilege of taking classes with English professor Dean Mace, who was his writing mentor for many years. Then came a stint as a professional musician (his band appeared on Star Search). Once that had run its course, he picked up the pen and became a writer. He also picked up the sword and earned a black belt in aikido.
Glener lives in Encinitas, California, and enjoys spending time with his family, biking, and meditating.