Anthony Wilson traces the initial inspiration for Mortimer back to a high school senior class trip to Washington, D.C. in 1984.


As a journalist in the late 1980s, Anthony was encouraged to resist the urge to write a novel. As a parent in the 1990s, he did not have time to write a novel.  As a project manager in the early 2000s, he was not sane enough to write a novel.


In 2007, Anthony rekindled the original spark and secretly started typing. What began as a study of leadership, morphed into a futuristic/sci-fi/fantasy with a thinly veiled message… you can handle whatever life throws at you as long as you trust in yourself, stay focused, and lean on your friends and loved ones.


Anthony has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Missouri Southern State University (Joplin, MO) and a master’s degree in Human Resource Develop-ment from Pittsburg (KS) State University. He lives in Rochester, MN, with his wife, Linda.