Thomas J. Lupo usually goes by Tom or Tommy, but he will usually answer to pretty much anything you yell at him, especially foul or coarse insults. He grew up in Belleville, a small town in northern New Jersey and currently resides in Monmouth County, New Jersey, where he works something like nine jobs, but he has hopes for leaving it all behind someday and living on a tropical island on the beach in a hammock with a stack of books nearby that he's always wanted to read but has never had the time...
After many writes and rewrites, Tom dedicates The Blue Dagger and the Prince of Illumine to his son, Thomas.

"For TJ...a little boy who taught me more about what it is to be a man than I ever taught him.