Douglas Rudder is a St. Louis area science fiction and fantasy author. He and his brother, Jonathan, are co-publishers and Managing Editors 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. His most recent short is an heroic origin story titled "Lionheart: The Light and the Legacy" in RHU Origins Vol I.