R R Brooks spent his career doing pharmaceutical research and development. Now living in western North Carolina, he’s published fiction and nonfiction, including science fiction and fantasy stories exploring strange encounters and issues of doubt and belief. Leo Publishing released his epic fantasy novel Justi the Gifted in 2015. His other novels include a psychological mystery novel The Clown Forest Murders, co-written with A C Brooks (coming soon from Black Opal Books), a science fiction tale (underway), and second fantasy novel (underway). He is a member of the Blue Ridge Writers Group, the Appalachian Round Table, the Brevard Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, Inc., and the N.C. Writers Network. He maintains author’s pages on Facebook, Amazon, and Goodreads.