Wayne Thomas Batson
Wayne Thomas Batson is the bestselling author of nine adventure novels including the fantasy epic Door Within Trilogy (The Door Within, Rise of the Wrym Lord, and The Final Storm) and the pirate duo Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire, with over half a million books in print. A middle school Reading and English teacher for 18 years, Batson loves to challenge—and be challenged by—his students. So, when he began writing stories to supplement the school district's curriculum, it was his students who taught their teacher a lesson. Batson's students were so taken by one of the stories that, over a thirteen year span, they pushed him to make it into a full-length novel. That story became The Door Within... The rest is history.