It all started with a dream...
Troy is a United States Air Force veteran, born in Aurora, Colorado and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s an avid consumer of video games, music, and movies. He published his first two books, The Venerate Order and The Venerate Redemption, with publisher Creativia while serving active duty.
After separating from the Air Force in the fall of 2018, he spent two months in Europe and traveled to six countries, where he found many inspirations for his writing. Travel is his favorite activity in the world, as it connects you to others.
His love for writing and reading developed after coming across the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. He’s been lucky to meet her and considers Roth and Stephen King to be his literary heroes. Their influence is deep in The Venerate Saga series. He’s a HUGE fan of the I am Number Four series as well.
An alumnus of the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, he graduated in 2012 with a BA in Asian Languages and Literature: Japanese. Later that year he spent six months teaching English in Osaka, Japan. Japanese video games, anime, and culture are very close to his heart.
An avid Toastmasters International enthusiast, he currently holds the title of Advanced Communicator Silver and Advanced Leader Bronze. Public speaking and leadership development are a big passion for him.
The NFL, NBA, and volleyball are his favorite sports. He’s a die-hard Vikings and Golden State Warriors fan.
He currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Goodreads: Troy Dukart
If you are looking for writing advice, read Stephen King’s On Writing. Seriously, it's the BEST mentoring and guide to writing out there. Go get it.
"If we give up on our dreams, what's left?" - Jim Carrey.