Orrin Jason Bradford is the pen name W. Bradford Swift uses for his adult fiction to distinguish it from his nonfiction and young adult novels. An avid reader from childhood, he continues to read and study science fiction and fantasy. As a young man, he promised one day to write his own fiction in gratitude to the many authors who kept him entertained and more or less sane over the years.
Swift is best known for his visionary fiction and nonfiction that “entertain while also enlightening and encouraging the reader to expand their sense of what is possible, and then applying that expanded awareness to their life.” He is a graduate of Clarion West in Seattle, WA – a residential workshop for writers of science fiction and fantasy. He lives in the “paradise found” of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with his wife, Ann, their daughter, Amber and a menagerie of four-legged family members.
His other speculative fiction includes the six-book mega-series, Saga of the Dandelion Expansion which includes the FreeForm trilogy and the Kindred trilogy, Babble, Fantastic Fables of Foster Flat, and others.