G.D. Bartle works in education. An active imagination, a love of literature, and fantasy works in particular, lead him to join a Live Action Role Play (LARP) group, the Black Rat Traders. A desire to create interesting back stories for some of the characters portrayed in that group provided the inspiration for this work.
His other interests include marksmanship. He takes part in and coaches target rifle shooting, and writes newspaper articles on the sport. He also designs, builds and hosts websites and has a love of music, both collecting rare records and creating music for himself.
The Taking of the Renown is the author's first novel, and is intended to be the beginning of a trilogy. For more information on LARP, visit www.lorientrust.com