TYLER BUMPUS is native to Florida, where The Eternal Season takes place—first volume in his post-historical saga, THE SWALLOWED WORLD. He is sixthborn of twelve children, a place in line reserved (by natural order) for windbags and clowns. Writing soothes both conditions. While not impossible to find him online, at tylerbumpus.com or on social media, he’s not big on shouting raw feelings into the ether. That’s what books are for. Nearly everything on his mind can be found in The Swallowed World, Books Two and Three of which he is now fast at work.