Kurt R.A. Giambastiani is a genre-bending novelist whose works blend elements of science fiction, fantasy, adventure, romance, and history.
Born in San Rafael, California, Giambastiani first embarked on a career in music. He studied classical music at San Francisco State University before transferring to the Jerusalem Academy of Music in Jerusalem, Israel. He moved to Seattle, Washington in 1984.
Giambastiani began his writing career in the early 1990s, concentrating on short stories in science fiction and fantasy. After several publications of his short fiction, he turned to novels and, in 2001, debuted with The Year the Cloud Fell, the first volume in his Fallen Cloud Saga, which was a finalist for the Endeavour Award.
He lives in Seattle.