Preston Daniel Waldrop was born in Emporia, KS in 1983, and spent much of his youth introspectively, with his head in one book or another, in numerous small towns throughout the U.S. He has lived in Salt Lake City where much of his family originates or resides since August of 2004, and has held numerous entry-level and blue-collar jobs, not by choice, but as a matter of necessity. He has been intermittently enrolled as a student at Salt Lake Community College where he has recently finished a general studies degree, but feels he is far more apt an autodidact than student in any formal setting. Nonetheless, he hopes to pursue a formal education in philosophy and literature at the University of Utah, in the not too distant future. His lifelong ambition has been to be a creative writer.