Hans Erdman is a retired park ranger and former paramedic, whose day job is in Emergency Medical Services special event administration and training when he's not writing, bicycling or fly-fishing. A long-time fan of J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Terry Brooks, Hans began writing fantasy as an escape after his wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, and it took off after she was declared in full remission in early 2017. By the end of 2017, Hans had written four full-length novels, a novella and a short story in the epic fantasy series, "The Gewellyn Chronicles." Hans and Ellen, his wife of 40 years, live in Central Minnesota and have two daughters and six grandchildren to keep them busy.