About Me

"Dreams without goals are just dreams, and they ultimately fuel disappointment.”

— Denzel Washington

Desmond Astaire is an award-winning, best-selling speculative fiction author from Central Illinois, where he navigates life's journey with his special needs family. In his other life, Astaire is a superintendent for a military public relations unit, supervising the training and operations of multimedia content creators.

His lifelong obsession with science fiction and fantasy was forged as a child in the halls of local public libraries and enabled by reading programs like Accelerated Reader and BOOK IT!. The revelation to write professionally was born after the discovery of  Dean Wesley Smith’s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds anthology. 

His current primary work-in-progress is the novelization of the "Gallows" short story, slated for publication in 2025.

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