Charles Dean has an English Degree and an MBA. He's worked in multiple service and sales-level jobs. He spent most of his childhood playing every story-based RPG and reading every fantasy book he could get his hands on.
When he finally ran out, as the price of books and games was rather costly, he tried writing his own stories. The first LitRPG he produced was a simple Diablo 2 fanfic involving the President becoming a paladin in an epic quest to save the world from a treacherous demon’s nefarious plot. Unfortunately, this book was part of a creative writing assignment for a school project, and the teacher deemed it “too violent.” It would be over a decade later until he finally had free time to begin his next attempt at a LitRPG with his original series The Bathrobe Knight.