Greg Younger was born in Urbana, Illinois, on the day after Christmas in August of 1961. He was educated at the sports oriented Mahomet-Seymour High School, where he spent much of his time playing football (where he won a State Championship), hunting/fishing, and reading every science fiction or fantasy book in the town’s library. He went on to Illinois State University to study Accounting. The football stopped, but he found a new passion, he started a fraternity. Greg enjoyed college life to the point that when he graduated he had degrees in Finance, Marketing, Management with minors in Economics and Accounting.
Greg then moved to Chicago, lived in a high rise in the Gold Coast with two men who drank too much, and found work at a bank as a computer programmer. Over the next 25 years he advanced through the ranks and became known for solving problems via the use of technology. He ventured out on his own and opened a consulting company that developed technology driven solutions for Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions.
In 2005, he gave it all up to move to an area in Florida called the Nature Coast. This harkened to his days of growing up in a small Midwestern community. Not able to just sit around he decided to try something completely different, real estate. He eventually opened his own company.
Greg had always thought he could write a science fiction book and even had outlined one he’d given the working title of Star Academy. Knowing he wasn’t ready for that he decided to write about what he knew, sports. From that grew an epic series of novels: A Stupid Boy Story.