Unlike many authors, Armen Pogharian was not an early reader. He can honestly say he didn’t voluntarily read a book until he finished The Hobbit in sixth grade. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was an Honorable-Mention All-American swimmer. As a USAF officer he worked on classified ‘Area 51’ projects—he never saw a single alien (dead or alive). He later earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and spent more than a decade in the high tech and biotech industries.Armen’s stories mix elements of science and history with a healthy dose of fantasy. When not writing, he enjoys swimming, playing ukulele (no public recordings exist), and the outdoors. He lives outside Rochester, NY with his wife and family.