DEAN OCEAN lives in Southern Idaho where his day job has him training dogs in advanced obedience and competitive sports. He lives with five very strange dogs and a one-eyed cat named Hawkeye. Burdened with an overactive imagination, Dean began writing and telling stories at an early age, and studying creative writing at the University of Idaho was a natural extension of that. Dean grew up a tough farm kid on the family farm and at local rodeos. He suffers from an inescapable Peter Pan complex and a love for the outdoors. When not writing or training dogs, he can be found hiking in the mountains and foothills around his home.