Zac Topping grew up in Norwich, CT. He graduated high school from Norwich Free Academy in 2002 and promptly joined the United States Army where he served in an artillery unit out of Fort Bragg, NC for four and a half years with two tours in Iraq. He eventually made his way back to Connecticut and earned his Associates degree from Three Rivers Community College. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors at Eastern Connecticut State University, and is now a career fire fighter in Eastern Connecticut.
Zac’s love of writing started in the fifth grade when he first read Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park and knew instantly that he wanted to write stories of his own. Since then he’s been influenced by writers like Richard Morgan and Joe Abercrombie, and the way they use fantasy and science fiction to expose the dark underbelly of humanity in gritty stories that focus tightly on deeply flawed characters immersed in complex worlds.
In his spare time Zac likes to play tabletop strategy board games and role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, and anything that involves using the imagination. He is a huge Hellboy fan and tries to go to the occasional Comic Con when they come around. He also likes to practice primitive camping and spend as much time as he can outdoors. Zac now lives with his wife in the quiet farm town of Canterbury, CT.
You can learn more about him on his website or follow him on Twitter @ZacTopping.