Meet the Crew

Greetings, traveller. Come inside, and meet the heroes you will be adventuring with on this quest…

Josiah Bancroft (Jean Mallarme)

Josiah Bancroft’s fantasy-adventure series is published by Orbit Books (US/UK). Before settling down to write fantasy novels, Josiah was a poet, college instructor, and aspiring comic book artist. When he is not writing, he enjoys playing post-pop music with his band, Dirt Dirt, drawing chalk pictures on his office wall, and cooking pub curry for his wife, Sharon. He shares a home with her and their two rabbits, Mabel and Chaplin, in Philadelphia.

Find Josiah’s series, The Books of Babel, in all good book stores, or at your favourite online retailers!

Timandra Whitecastle (Master Sunna Orsoline)

Timandra Whitecastle lives on the original Plains of Rohan (Lower Saxony) in Germany, with her family. She is a native speaker of both English and German, but she’s also fluent in Geek, Gaming, and Whale.

Reading is an obsession that borders on compulsion most days.

Tim has never bothered to get a life because she feels like she’s been trying to lead three different ones already – and, yes, she totally stole that line from Terry Pratchett. Also, she’s partial to Mojitos and Baileys … er, just in case you meet her in a bar and want to buy her a drink, say. (She knows people don’t actually read author’s biographies, but feels mentioning this might be worth a shot … or two.)

Find Timandra’s series, The Living Blade, on Amazon!


Phil Tucker (Lord Talfryn Blackoak)

Phil Tucker is a Brazilian/Brit that currently resides in Asheville, NC, where he resists the siren call of the forests and mountains to sit inside and hammer away at his laptop. He is currently working on the epic fantasy series, Chronicles of the Black Gate, launched in May 2016. Connect with him at

Find the following series from Phil on Amazon!

Chronicles of the Black Gate

The Godsblood Trilogy


David Benem (Kellin Mak Ragg)

David Benem is an author of fantasy fiction. His debut novel, What Remains of Heroes, has been named to multiple “best of” indie fantasy lists and was a finalist in the SPFBO. The sequel, The Wrath of Heroes, is the second installment in the Requiem for Heroes trilogy. David lives in St. Louis, Missouri though his mind is often elsewhere. You can read his inane musings on Twitter (@dbenem) or on his oft-neglected website,

Find David’s series, A Requiem for Heroes, on Amazon!


Benedict Patrick (Dungeon Master)

Benedict Patrick is from a small town in Northern Ireland called Banbridge, but has been living and working in Scotland since he moved there at the age of eighteen. Tragically, that was quite a while ago.

He has been writing for most of his life, and has been reading for pretty much all of it (with help from mum and dad at the beginning). Benedict’s life changed when a substitute primary school teacher read his class part of The Hobbit and later loaned him the book – he fell in love with the fantasy genre and never looked back.

Find Benedict’s Yarnsworld novels on Amazon!