J. Wayne Stillwell is a native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. After serving 34 years as a Naval Officer he completed a second career as a Corporate Vice president for an R&D company. He is currently an independent consultant and fiction writer. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, Master's degree in Physics from the Naval Post-Graduate School and completed the Executive Development Program at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a lifelong fan of science fiction and considers himself a "Trekie".
He has published articles in Navy Journals and authored his first science fiction book in 2003 and published his second and third novels; "Xetonian Trades, The Augerite Hordes" and the romance novel "Ten Months", through Authorhouse in 2013. This book is another episode in the ongoing "Xetonian Trades" saga. He enjoys golf, writing and science fiction. He and his spouse of 46 years, Bernadette, have two sons, John and Matthew and four grandchildren.