Joshua Hood graduated from the University of Memphis before joining the military and spending five years in the 82nd Airborne Division. In 2005, he was sent to Iraq and conducted combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006, and from 2007-2008 he served as a squad leader and was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Hood was decorated for valor in Operation Furious Pursuit. He is currently a member of a full time SWAT team in Memphis, Tennessee. His first novel, Clear by Fire, was released in August of 2015 and his new novel, Warning Order, will be released in June of 2016.