Fred Waiss was born and raised in Colorado. Once he learned the world-expanding skill of reading, he became permanently addicted. At age ten, his father introduced him to science fiction, and Robert Heinlein in particular, which led to his reading science fiction for pleasure almost exclusively for the next ten years. The “almost” means that he also read Tolkien, Howard, De Camp, and others in the fantasy genre. Like so many science fiction fans, he started writing stories as well as reading them.

He lives in Wisconsin along with his brother and one adult peculiar dog. When possible, he writes mostly (but not exclusively) speculative fiction both as short stories and novels. He also writes a blog and other miscellaneous content on his website,