G.L. Balend began writing fiction in 2015 when he felt inspired to write a fanfiction piece based on a fantasy video game called Dragon Age. Since then he has written dozens of fiction works in the fantasy and science fiction genres.

In 2018 also began writing LGBTQ+ articles, mostly focused on the issues of the transgender community, on Medium.com. He is now a top writer in the LGBTQ spaces on Medium and many of his articles have been accepted to well respected publications on Medium.

He holds a Master of Science in Technical Communication, and has spent over twenty years writing blogs, along with technical and training manuals. Besides writing and reading, he also loves to cook, play video games, and has discovered that he has a green thumb and has filled his house with plants and flowers.