A.P. Thayer is a Mexican-American author based out of Los Angeles. He writes speculative fiction with a focus on the darker side of fantasy with a healthy dose of cosmic horror. He is a member of the Westside Writer's Group and his work has appeared in Five on the Fifth literary magazine and the horror anthology Murder Park After Dark. He is also one of the hosts of The Genre Hustle podcast.
A.P. was born in Maryland, but spent his childhood overseas. He lived in Austria, Scotland, Spain, and Slovakia. He attended boarding school in New England, graduated high school in Salzburg, Austria, and attended college in both Oregon and Maryland.
A.P.'s interest in fantasy began at three years old, when his father read him The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. He still remembers the mental images conjured by his father's reading. He has, since, re-read those favorites many times, but it wasn't until high school in Salzburg, Austria, when he was introduced to the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, that A.P. began to try his own hand at writing fantasy and other speculative fiction.
His favorite authors, apart from Tolkien and Jordan, include H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Brandon Sanderson, Glen Cook, Joe Abercrombie, J.K. Rowling, and Michael Crichton.