Vincent Lakes started writing in 2011, concentrating on grim, dark sword-and-sorcery, but also dabbling into other genres, such as horror and science fiction (specifically post-apocalyptic settings). As it is the case with many fantasy writers, Vincent envisioned the world first before beginning to tell the stories that happened there. This world, Aradea, has been a work in progress since early 2000's, and it does not show any signs of being completed in this lifetime or the next. It is an ever evolving setting with rich history and compelling points of interest to explore.
Living with his wife and dog, Vincent enjoys the outdoors, lazy afternoons on the couch with a good book, and an occasional late night drink out on the deck. As an avid reader, Vincent craves, of course, different fantasy genres, but horror, humor and adventure have also reserved a corner in his heart. He likes to explore different styles of writing and keeping his mind open in order to not just delve into a good story, but also to improve his craft. Some of his favorite authors include Robert E. Howard, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Stephen King and Alexandre Dumas.