Brad Magnarella grew up in Gainesville, Florida. As a boy he discovered the words and worlds of Richard Adams, C.S. Lewis, Scott O'Dell, and J.R.R. Tolkien. A tributary of the local creek wound through his neighborhood, providing him and his friends -- the once-fearsome Brywood Gang -- a wooded sanctuary in which to live out these and other adventures. A graduate of the University of Florida and American University, and the author of several articles on foreign affairs, Brad has long aspired to write the kind of fiction that colored his childhood and whose symbols and themes continue to fascinate him. His books include Escape, Lights and Shadows, and Final Passage, which make up The Prisoner and the Sun trilogy.
  • Asheville, NC
  • JoinedSeptember 17, 2012