The Ventura brothers grew up in the suburbs of New Orleans, amid the internationally known city's timeless lore and ever intriguing culture of romance, religion, mystery, and music. Ray is a University of New Orleans alumnus, having earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. Robert is a Tulane University alumnus as well as a Loyola University of New Orleans Institute of Politics fellow. Ray has published a number of news and cultural aritcles; Robert has written and produced various strategic media and public relations initiatives. They are cousins of Clyde Ventura, the late Hollywood actor and award-winning director at the acclaimed Theater West and the prestigious Actors Studio West. They both share a profound passion for a variety of literary genres, among them both horror and science fiction. This is their first major collaboration together.

Robert and Ray Ventura are currently working on the greatly anticipated sequel to Octavian.