Toby Cox is a Canadian author. For the past 16 years, he has worked as a technical writer. He began writing fiction when he was young, and has remained an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy. Following several challenging life events, including illness, isolation, sudden reversals of luck, and the loss of a friend, he felt called to write something that touched upon the gravity of these experiences. Beyond the Contested Zone, the first book in the forthcoming Empty Sky series, is his first publication. When he’s not writing, Toby engages in a variety of other hobbies including music composition, roleplaying games, and acting. He currently lives in Toronto with his common-law spouse and two cats.