Dalian Artanian was born in Midland Texas in 1969. He was raised by his grandmother, Julia, and lived in many small country towns on the plains of Texas. Dalian read many fantasy books in his free time and enjoyed science fiction movies that took him to worlds he’d never imagined existed. At an early age, Dalian decided to become a fantasy writer, wanting to take people out of their everyday lives and into new and exciting places. Dalian began writing short stories and took many creative writing classes in order to enhance his writing skills. In the summer of 1999, Dalian fulfilled one of many dreams by meeting his mentor, the director Oliver Stone.Dalian auditioned with him and received a small part as an obnoxious fan in the movie, ‘Any Given Sunday.’ This pushed the author even more toward wanting to achieve his greatest dream: Giving readers new and fresh stories, and taking them on fantastic journeys and adventures. Dalian hopes to one day be able to direct a full length film. Dalian Artanian currently lives in California.