Lionel Suggs (1989-current) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to a single African American mother, grew up around the East Coast, constantly moving throughout his life. Since a young age, he has always had an extremely high imagination. In the eighth grade, he wrote his first amateur book. He wrote poetry for a while, and even submitted some of his writings to a school newspaper. In 2010, he started self-publishing his own titles -- the Heir to the Stars series, and the Glory of the Defeated series.