J. Wayne Stillwell is a native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. After serving thirty-four years as a naval officer, he completed a second career as vice president for an R&D company. He is currently an independent consultant and fiction writer. He received his BS 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 has published articles in navy journals and authored his first science fiction book, “Xetonian Trades,” in 2003. A second edition of the same book, “Xetonian Trades I, The Seeding”; “Xetonian Trades, The Augerite Hordes”; “Xetonian Trades III, The Reapers”; “Xetonian Trades IV, Infinity’s Gate”; his first romance novel, “Ten Months”; and “Bus 22, the Search for Me” were published by Authorhouse in 2013 and 2014.
He and his spouse of forty-six years, Bernadette, have two sons, John and Matthew, and four grandchildren.