Tavis Allison is a writer, editor, and random idea generator. He helped found Behemoth3 and set the direction for its Masters and Minions series with A Swarm of Stirges, which earned a honorable mention for Best Monster Book in the 2005 ENnies. Tavis’s newest enterprise is Otherworld Excursions, which offers a unique combination of adventure travel and roleplaying sessions led by famous authors and game designers. In a previous life, Tavis did cognitive neuroscience research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and wrote science fiction; one of his short stories appeared on Locus Magazine’s 2002 Recommended Reading List. He lives in New York City with his wife Jennifer and their son Javi.