Christopher J. Ridgeway is the author of the Rebirth Series. He was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma but lived in Pembroke Pines, Florida for three years, from 2011-2014. In 2012, he began writing what would become Split Embers. He wrote the majority of it that year, but then went on haiatus for a few years before completing the majority of the remaining in 2016, and is subsequently aiming for a 2017 publication date.