Joel Kreger grew up as a farm boy in rural Minnesota. Times of freedom were given over to the escapes of outdoor play and indoor reading. The love of reading and the imagination of play led to a lifelong fascination with reading and writing. Careers of preaching and teaching intensified these passions, resulting in his writings that express authentic human emotions and explore human aspirations. He has traveled throughout the United States, and in Europe, South America, and Africa. He has developed a reputation for reflection on life lessons and teaching them with insight and humor. The "Chronicles of Eirgalon" is his historical fantasy series that takes place in a Celtic America. His most recent publication (Unraptured: Aurora) is a dystopian novel set in the Northwoods of the Midwest.