Neal Silvester is the author of The Hero Doctrine: Awakening to Your Eternal Potential, a book about pop culture parables of LDS doctrine. Neal married Nyssa in December of 2010, and together they ran BYU's speculative magazine Leading Edge for two years. They have an infant daughter, Dagny Linnea, and four cats, Mr. Ringo, Abra, Valentine, and Ender. They just recently moved to northeastern Ohio where he is a stay-at-home dad as he works on an upcoming novel. He blogs regularly about LDS theology, philosophy, and storytelling at nealsilvester.com.