Noel Zamot is the author of “The Archer’s Thread,” winner of the Gold Medal for Popular Fiction at the 2022 Florida Book Awards. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he moved to Tarpon Springs after serving in a Congressional economic development role in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. His writing career started as an undergraduate at MIT, where he studied under Joe Haldeman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. His novels channel personal experiences in combat, aviation, covert programs, and technology. He enjoys writing fast-paced narratives which explore themes of personal tragedy and redemption set in “what if. . .?” speculative worlds. He is an avid cyclist, a mediocre coffee roaster, and does his best writing on the road, where you’ll often find him with his wife Diane, enroute to their next adventure.