Brandon Boyce was born in Staunton, Virginia. He has written the screenplays for the films Apt Pupil (based on the novella by Stephen King), Wicker Park, and Venom. His short fiction has been featured in the literary journals Potpourri and Statement. Storm's Thunder is the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut novel, Here by the Bloods. He first moved west as a teenager when his family relocated to Kansas City, where he instantly fell in love with the vastness of the Plains and the promise of what lay beyond. Soon after high school, he continued west, travelling extensively through Montana, Colorado and Utah, before settling in California. He graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a BA in English. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Danielle.