John Tynes is the founder of Pagan Publishing (1990) and one-time editor of The Unspeakable Oath. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, he earned his degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993. He lives in Seattle, Washington. His first exposure to the Chaosium's game came through a review in Dragon Magazine. Tynes works as a full-time freelance writer, editor, graphic designer, and web creator, under the aegis of Commando Creative Services.