Samuel J.M. King was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up on the “South Shore” and attended high school in historic Plymouth. Tired of school at the tender age of seventeen, he joined the Marine Corps and after basic training, spent the next eighteen months—you guessed it!—going to school. A stint at the Naval Communications Training Center in Pensacola, Florida was followed by nine months at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California studying Russian. He spent the remainder of his four-year enlistment in Japan.
After receiving an honorable discharge, he attended a computer programming school and spent a number of years in computer applications, first as a programmer and then as a systems analyst, designer and project leader. Later, he traded in his application’s hat for a more technical role, becoming a field software support specialist for Digital Equipment Corporation, the largest of the late, great mini-computer companies. After moving to New Hampshire, he studied Computer Engineering Technology at the New Hampshire Technical Institute and went on to design and program computerized industrial control systems for companies across New England.
Having written a prodigious amount of technical documentation, he began to write fiction in 2002. In addition to Symbiosis, he has written a screenplay, as well as several other novellas and short stories. He currently resides with his wife Donna in the heart of New Hampshire’s “Lakes Region” where he is working on the final novel of the Symbiosis series: East of the Sun and West of the Moon.