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Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

The Ed Greenwood Group (TEGG) and Me

The Ed Greenwood Group (TEGG) and Me

I’ve always wanted to write science fiction and fantasy stories. Very early in my life my grandfather let me borrow his beautiful gold-embossed copy of The Hobbit. It was a book that would have a large impact on me. Not because it was beautiful, though it was, but because the story spoke to me in a way no other story had. I remember carefully paging through the gold-embossed pages, with the wonderful original illustrations drawn by Tolkien himself printed inside.

Though the beauty of the book left an impression, most of all I remember being enraptured by the story of a comfortable and cowardly hobbit that becomes a courageous adventurer and force for good. I remember the riddles, and the magic ring. I remember the interview with the dragon. There were some complexities in The Hobbit that I probably didn’t understand at the time, but as long as I am living, the memories of that book will hold a dear place in my heart.

As I grew older I began to branch out in my reading, but fantasy always pulled me back in somehow. I checked out Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain from my elementary school library, and read each volume in the series voraciously. Then in 4th grade, having moved to a new school, I went out onto the playground and made some new friends who were playing a peculiar game with books and paper and dice. Dungeons and Dragons.

Dungeons and Dragons was a game that allowed my creativity to run wild in a realm of fantasy like the books I loved. It was full of adventure and whimsy, of fair maidens and honorable knights. Of powerful wizards, some benevolent, and others evil. I loved playing, but I loved being the dungeon master (or storyteller) of the game even more. Adventure, friends, and fun were the true treasure of my time spent playing D&D, a game that I still play today.

I soon discovered that novels had been published by TSR, Inc., the same company that published Dungeons and Dragons. Reading these novels, to me, was like stepping into others’ D&D games — they made me feel like I had joined a family of D&D players that was bigger than my own small game. And, in a way, I had. New York Times Bestselling Author Ed Greenwood, the creator of The Forgotten Realms setting for the Dungeons and Dragons game, was one of several authors that published D&D fantasy novels I loved, and I’ve continued to read Ed’s work off and on throughout the years.

And now it seems that things have come full circle. I am proud to announce today that I have joined The Ed Greenwood Group, and am an official member of Ed Greenwood’s Sessorium of Creatives. What exactly does that mean? It means I will be working with Mr. Greenwood and his associates in his new publishing group. This will include publishing work with TEGG as an author, as well as other creative work. I am both excited and grateful to have a role in this wonderful endeavor. I cannot yet reveal the extent of my work for The Ed Greenwood Group (TEGG), but rest assured that all will be revealed soon.

In the meantime, I am working on several projects and eagerly awaiting October 19, 2015, when Ed will be revealing his plans to the public. The work I am doing will be revealed soon as well. I can’t wait to share it with you!

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2 Comments

  1. Wow! How exciting! I’m happy for you and look forward to more news.

  2. That is amazing! We are super excited for you and can’t wait to hear more!