Greg Meritt is the youngest of three children. He was born in Everett, Washington, and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He has been a restaurant manager, a landscaper, a purchasing agent, and salesman. As a young person in middle school, Greg became hooked on stories after reading Stephen King’s The Stand, and has been reading voraciously ever since. In 2012, he began writing his own stories and in early 2013, his short story The Attic was chosen out of 5,300 entries for inclusion in The Writers Digest Short, Short Story Competition. He has written over forty short stories and a novella. The Adoption is his debut novel. Greg lives in Kent, WA with his lovely wife, three adopted children and a crazy dog, where he is currently working on the sequel.