Charles Dennis lives in Los Angeles. The Magiker is his twelfth novel. His other books include Given the Crime, Shar-Li, The Dealmakers, and Bonfire. He wrote the screenplay for Richard Lester's film Finders Keepers, which was based on Dennis's novel The Next-to-Last Train Ride. His play Going On has been produced in New York, London, and Los Angeles. He played Sunad on Star Trek: The Next Generation and was the voice of Rico in Disney's Home on the Range. He won the Samuel Fuller Guerrilla Filmmaker Award for Atwill. He wrote and directed Chicanery, the first feature film shot on an iPad. He is hard at work on his next novel, Hollywood Raj.