Luke Chmilenko, author of Ascend Online

I live in Burlington, Ontario with my wife and our two cats. In my day job I work as an IT Security Analyst while eagerly working on my next novel at night. In my spare time, I am an avid gamer, specifically enjoying MMORPGs and strategy games. In particular, I am excitedly looking forward to the PvP MMORPG, Crowfall, which I expect to compete viciously with my writing time once it comes out!

I was a big fan of the early LitRPG genre, first being introduced to the genre with the D. Rus’s ‘Play to Live’ series and eventually falling in love with Brent Roth’s ‘Dragon’s Wrath’ series. However with the genre being so young, I eventually after running out of books to read after consuming nearly everything there was! So naturally, I decided to try my hand at writing my own LitRPG series as a small hobby to pass the time and started my first book as a web serial, only to find it completely exploding as time went on!

Today I have two books out in my Ascend Online series and I am excitedly working away on the third! Having caught the writing bug completely, it is my dream to eventually transition into writing full time and get all those stories in my head out and onto paper!