J. R. Knoll is a novelist from the little town of Blanco in the Texas Hill Country where he went to high school and played football for the Blanco Panthers. Later, he served on the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department, the United States Air Force, and is now employed at The Home Depot in Dripping Springs. He lives in the house his grandfather built with his wife, Tami, and three of their boys and three dogs. He enjoys quiet afternoons by the Blanco River on the weekends, or unleashing a little chaos and mayhem with the guys. Writing has been his passion since childhood and Knoll has recently released his twentieth book, the ninth in his fantasy series.