Born and raised in New York, Sam Barone attended Manhattan College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965, with a major in Psychology. After a hitch in the Marine Corps, he became a software developer and manager. After spending nearly 30 years in the software development game, he retired in 1999 to start working on his second career: writing. Sam Barone is the author of Dawn of Empire and Empire Rising.
'What a cracking story. I’ve lost two days of writing time because of it and I don’t regret it at all. This is a brilliant, fact-paced epic, bringing an ancient people back to roaring life. Superb' - Conn Iggulden