Ian graduated from Brigham Young University in 2014 with a degree in English and another in German studies. He then had the opportunity to further study at BYU and earned his Master’s in English Literature in 2017. During his studies, and especially his thesis, he found himself drawn to the Romantic and the relationship of narratives across languages, periods, and mediums. Utilizing adaptation theory and the concept of memes, his thesis focused on the evolution of Dracula through film with a particular focus on Murnau’s Nosferatu. He is now interested in expanding his knowledge of German literature and film. Other scholarly interests include music, pop culture, and science. While interested in scholarship, he discovered that his true love is teaching. He spent four years teaching rhetoric and composition at BYU and loved every minute of it. His other great love is writing, which he has been doing avidly since he was ten years old. When he isn’t reading—or writing the next great fantasy novel—Ian enjoys playing the violin, sparring, and playing with his children.