Derek is a science fiction author, essayist, and photographer. He won the
Excellence in Playwriting Award from the Dramatist Guild of America. He is a two-time winner of the Star Trek Strange New Worlds short story contest (“Alpha & Omega” &” The Dreamer and the Dream”) published by Simon and Schuster. And Derek is also the author of the Star Trek novel,The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko, by Titan Publishing.
His short stories appear in Turning the Tied from the International Association of Media Tie-In
Writers, the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, Thrilling Adventure Yarns from Crazy 8 Press, and others. His essays appear in print from Star Trek Magazine and ATB Publishing. Derek is also a contributing writer for the Star Trek Adventures tabletop role-playing game and a role-playing game designer. With a degree in English and History, Derek is an advocate of the arts, human rights, and inclusion. He can be found at DerekAttico.com and on social media
platforms as @Dattico.