A.C. Merkel is the author/creator of Lady Dreamscapes, Witch vs. Witch, and The Knockoffs. He prides himself on a do-it-yourself spirit. The digital-artist, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and automotive technician set his sights on books in 2019, adding author to the resume in 2020. Now, with three separate science-fiction fantasy universes under his belt, his goal is often to push the story in new directions. Sometimes wilder, sometimes toward more introspection. He creates characters you'll love by infusing his stories with empathy, magic, wonder, music and inclusivity. He is a founding member of Queerindie.com.