Nicolas Gerrier was born in France in 1964, and now lives in Austria with his wife and three children. After his scientific studies, he worked eleven years as an automobile and railway engineer. Writing however, continued to occupy more and more of his time and consequently now writes full time. He started with short stories for adults and story books for children. His first story was published in Belgium in 2005, and since then he has written three teen French learning books for an Italian publisher. Zone 1002 is his first novel with Éditions du Phoenix.