Rene David Rivero was born in Cuba and immigrated to the USA in 1980. He attained a doctorate in physics in 2010. He relocated to Colorado that year and served as a post doctoral researcher at NREL in Golden, Colorado. He started to write as a hobby during college; his favorite subjects were fantasy and science fiction as well as thrillers. He learned the craft by extensively reading Poe, Wells and Lovecraft. He also dabbled with fanfcition.