Ian Welke grew up in the library in Long Beach, California. After seeing an ad for the Call of Cthulhu RPG in a gaming catalogue in the early eighties, he looked up the story at the library and began reading through the old Arkham House collections. He has been hooked on the stories and the game ever since.
After receiving his BA in History from California State University, Long Beach, he worked in the computer games industry for fifteen years where he was lucky enough to work at Blizzard Entertainment and at Runic Games in Seattle. While living in Seattle he sold his first short story, a space-western, written mainly because he was depressed that Firefly had been canceled.
Following the insane notion that life is short and he should do what he wants most, he moved back to southern California and started writing full time. His novels, The Whisperer in Dissonance (2014) and End Times at Ridgemont High (2015) were both published by Ominum Gatherum Media.