Douglas Rudder is a St. Louis area science fiction and fantasy author and Managing Editor for RudderHaven. He currently resides in southern Illinois, where he often battles Orcs, Aliens, and Super-Villains with his wife and daughter. An avid reader of science fiction and fantasy since childhood, Doug's first book, Tolkien: Roncevaux, Ethandune, and Middle-earth, is a work of literary criticism. He is also an author and editor for The RudderHaven Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology series. Current creative endeavors include three novels in various stages of mayhem and several short stories for upcoming anthologies.