Zak Hennessey is an artist and teacher from Colorado. He’s worked in the entertainment industry, creating artwork for movies, video games, comic books, and more. In 2012 he opened the Denver Entertainment Art & Design Academy (D.E.A.D. Academy), where he teaches industry skills to the next generation of entertainment artists. He’s always loved writing, but despite producing over a million words while participating in NaNoWriMo, he’d always felt too busy with art to seriously focus on pursuing a career in writing. That changed suddenly in 2017. Tired of dealing with temperamental and unreliable clients, he shifted his attention to writing, deciding it was time to begin turning his decades of story ideas into novels for the enjoyment of humanity. His first series, The Age of Twilight, has been growing and expanding since the mid-90’s, and was first published as a comic book series called LAZARUS: The Many Reincarnations, premiering just as the industry was plummeting into a downward spiral in the late 90’s.