T.J. Vensarn was born in a small city in Iowa, and has lived in the Omaha area for most of his adult life. He is blessed with three awesome children, a wonderful wife, and a spoiled hound dog named Rosco. When he is not writing he enjoys computer games, board games, martial arts, road trips, and music.
While he doesn't seem to find as much time as he'd like for RPGs these days, he has spent a great many hours exploring treacherous dungeons, battling hordes of monsters, and cursing his dice while enjoying some amazing roleplaying games with friends. It was the creation of campaign worlds and rpg adventures that first spurred his love of writing and story telling.
He is also an avid reader. He has a long list of authors who have fueled his love for books, provided creative ideas for his roleplaying campaigns, and just made his life a little bit more enjoyable. That list of authors includes Jennifer Roberson, JV Jones, Dennis L. McKiernan, Terry Goodkind, Jim Butcher, W.E.B Griffin, Trudi Canavan, Terry Brooks, JK Rowling ...and many more.