Mike Lynch is constantly awed by the wonder of God's creation, which has led to his interests in theology, astronomy, history, politics, and films, eventually turning his attention to writing. He published his first (non-fiction) book, Dublin, in 2007. His first novel, When the Sky Fell, co-authored by Brandon Barr, was published two years later, followed by two other books they've written together, American Midnight and After the Cross. His latest novel, The Crystal Portal, co-authored with Travis Perry, was released in 2011. Mike graduated from San Jose State with a degree in History, and from San Jose Bible College with a degree in Bible and Theology. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.