Indie Bard is a narrative designer and aspiring novelist, specializing in humorous parody that subverts traditional storytelling conventions and explores the mechanics behind the curtain. He was raised on a farm in southern Kentucky, where creative outlets for his off-beat obsessions were few and far between. He left to wander the educational landscape, studying game design for several years before landing at Full Sail University. He graduated a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment with awards for Literary Techniques and Story Development as well as Video Games and Interactive Formats.
Inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and Bethesda Game Studios’ The Elder Scrolls, Indie Bard crafts fantasy tales and gaming experiences for a modern audience steeped in pop culture. His work often features high-concept plots, self-aware characters, and stylized worlds. He is currently working on Genre Savvy: Double Agent—a young adult graphic novel for movie nerds—and HERO—a complex parody of classic role-playing video games. He is also a freelance writer and editor for Macmillan Publishers under the name “Dillon West,” designing an activity book for a New York Times’ Best Selling series. His lives with his spouse in New York City.