Thomas Anthony Lay was born in the town of Bridgwater, UK in 1992. At the age of just 3, he decided he wanted to live with his father, Anthony ‘Tony’ Lay, in the village of Street. This move proved to be the foundation of his ambitious, full-of-life personality. Tony was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 47 and passed away just two months later when Thomas was only 14. Although this loss weighed extremely heavily on Thomas, his determined mindset pushed him forwards, now propelled by a further desire to make his father proud. After his father’s death, he lived with his grandmother.
When Thomas was 15, he discovered his talent for writing through school assignments that impressed his teacher and classmates. Despite this, he pursued a career in IT and subsequently landed a full-time IT support job at the age of 18. It was during the slow days at this job that Thomas realised that his talent was also his passion. It was also here that the world of Naeisus formed in his mind.
At the age of 23, Thomas found work as an IT Technician at his old school where he found the freedom and happiness to continue writing. It was at this job that he found more motivation through inspiring the students to realise their own talents and subsequently finished his first book in the Naeisus universe. At the age of 24, he moved to Glastonbury, UK, and continues to write for fun. He also curates the short horror fiction website Tainted Shorts.
Aside from writing, Thomas is an old school nerd and loves to play video games. His other hobbies include playing the guitar and cooking.