Allan Batchelder is a professional actor, educator and former stand-up comedian. He has written several plays and screenplays, dialogue for computer games, and online articles about theatre and/or education. In addition to the five books that comprise Immortal Treachery -- Steel, Blood & Fire, As Flies to Wanton Boys, Corpse Cold, The Abject God and The End of All Things, Allan has also written This Thing of Darkness, an historical fiction/horror tale about Shakespeare's second life in the Americas. Finally, he contributed to the dark fantasy anthologies Darkest Knights and Darkest Spells. Allan lives in Washington State with his wife, son, and two cats. And his computer.