Peter V. Brett was born in New Rochelle, New York, on February 8, 1973. He received a B.A. in English, with a minor in Art History, from the University at Buffalo, in 1995. Prior to devoting himself to writing full time, he worked in the medical publishing field for ten years. He sold his 4th novel, The Painted Man (UK), aka, The Warded Man (US), which was the first in the Demon Cycle Series. The Desert Spear and The Daylight War followed thereafter.