James O. Barnes
James, the author of Thief King, is a writer, publisher, teacher, speaker, amateur archaeologist, outdoor enthusiast, and father (Whew! Not always in that order). Though his background is in Education and he holds a Masters in Ancient and Classical History, James has learned much in life and writing from his many jobs too numerous to count. James grew up in the Ohio River Valley region where he learned to dream and tell stories along the banks of the Ohio River. He continues to teach, dream, and tell stories as he has for most of my life. For the last several years James has been teaching outdoor and historical related courses to students of all ages. He likes to weave characters into his lessons to bring them alive and make them more memorable. His students seem to like it. Currently, James is working on his second Book of Orenck, and a graphic novel based on his short story, Adventures In Purgatory. You can see his website at, www.jamesobarnes.com .