Michael Puttonen is a writer of action/adventure /fantasy novels and children's books. A Minnesota native, he began his writing career in the children's field before venturing into the young adult arena. His lifelong love of action/adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy has resulted in the "Sanyel" series, which also includes "Disrupter," with more novels to come. He has also written a book of short stories for children, "Seven and One Tales for Young Readers." His direct influences for the "Sanyel" series include the pulp fantasy of E.R. Burroughs and the historical fiction of Bernard Cornwell, among others.