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Matt Brown comes from a background that stems from a deep love of fantasy and complex character development. Some of his influences include novels like the Dragonlance Series, Forgotten Realms, Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time. The world of Elanthar came into being from such inspirations and is a place that has been a labor of love for many years.

Matt has various projects currently in the works, but his main project is a book series titled Ancient Blood, a story in which the main character Redgar must fight to earn his place within a culture that will not accept him, while also learning he may be their only hope for survival.

Matt’s website, www.awritersthoughts.com, is where he shares many of his thoughts about life, his short stories and occasional bit of poetry. You can also find him on Twitter: @Matbrown012