Parker was raised in the rugged mountains of Montana where he grew up hunting and hiking in the outdoors while developing a love for books and poetry at a young age. He won the Authors of the Flathead poetry competition in 2008 and was published in several local poetry publications. As a budding writer and musician, Parker carried his talents to music school in Los Angeles where he studied bass guitar and met different people from all over the world. His friends in school offered several unique perspectives from their various locations on the globe, giving Parker a window into the unknown while challenging his own beliefs and opinions. After school, he began writing the epic Winds of the Immortals Trilogy while fighting wild fires and traveling through the vast lands of the North American west. Journeying through wilderness's such as the Cascades, Alaska, the Rocky Mountains, and New Mexican deserts gave Parker the time and settings to formulate this dystopian saga between his long stints on the front lines in the war against nature. His writing is influenced by mythology, folklore, epic poetry, Gothic literary fiction, stories of people facing adversity, modern and ancient military history, and multi-cultural perspectives.
As a new year begins so does a new age. The world feels like its spinning faster. But underneath the relatively calm surface is a torrent developing. Like a deep ocean current heard only by ancients and felt only by sea monsters. Our senses are too stifled by spectacle to know the Earths intentions. Species die off daily. Revolutions and protests spark violence weekly. A King today is a prisoner tomorrow. History is now. Every human on the planet has a chance to be heard, yet only while we can still share our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs through the avenues of art. I've felt a sense of urgency in regards to this phenomenon and have pushed Book II to be released later this year thanks to my team at Cranthorpe Millner and you, the reader. The cover art for Book II by artist Chris Panatier will feature a character that embodies Mother Earth in her complete form as I recreate the heroic image with a deity tangible and necessary to all life. I'm excited to share the next part of the journey with you.
with love and fortitude,