J.M. Sloderbeck (b. 1981) is a writer who knew he wanted to be a novelist and story-teller since he was in grade school. He still has the very first fantasy novel that was ever bought for him as a child -- The Sapphire Rose by David Eddings, which holds a very proud place on his shelf.
Born in Pensacola and the second of five children, FL, J.M. has lived in five different U.S. states (so you just know he doesn't move around very much), and currently resides in the Southwestern U.S.