Jonathan Boydston is a beginning author that writes flash fiction, poetry, and is currently working on both mainstream and epic fantasy novel-length works. Jonathan has been blogging since about 2005 and frequents writing forums to assist other authors with development their own writing. Jonathan is currently working on editing two fantasy novels prior to submission for publication.
Jonathan has been playing Tabletop RPGs for 15 years, having begun in junior high school with the Red Box set of Dungeons and Dragons.Not long afterwards, he first began to build his own games while building several worlds with unique mechanics over the next many years until first beginning work on VOID Tabletop Roleplaying Game, of which he is co-creator. The game is based on Mediterranean, Slavic, and Middle Eastern myth and fable. It can be compared to other games such as Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder. This game is a crowd-funded project about to be released on Kickstarter on March 01, 2014. The core rulebook will be a free PDF available to gamers after the illustrations are completed.
Jonathan is currently working to obtain is Master’s Degree in English Literature, having obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minors in Philosophy in 2013. Jonathan also works with JJA and CINC young adults, having been in the healthcare profession for nearly a decade. His experience spans the gamut from children to seniors and from development disabilities to severe and persistent mental illness. Jonathan’s experience in this field has helped him to shape his worldview to incorporate those who care the most of those that have the least.
Jonathan lives in the Midwest with his wife and their Shetland sheepdog, Lobo. He prefers to spend his free time reading, writing, and gaming (tabletop, pc, and consul). His specific interests revolve around ancient literature, history, myth, and philosophy. When looking into either gaming or writing, Jonathan is most interested in making it “real,” and strives to make that realism a core aspect of anything that he creates.
Joshua Robertson is an ambitious writer that enjoys devising flash fiction, short stories, poems, children’s books, and epic fantasy novels. Joshua is a Judge/Writer with the Fantasy Publishing Company known as Dragon Knight Chronicles. He is also a co-writer on a collaborative fantasy project called Infinia. Joshua has completed several books that are in preparation for publication. Upcoming releases of his transitional children’s book, Bo Bunny and the Trouble, and his fantasy novel, Melkorka, will hopefully be released 2014 – 2015.
Joshua is also an enthusiastic game developer and is the co-creator of the fantasy game, VOID Tabletop Roleplaying Game. The game is based on Mediterranean, Slavic, and Middle Eastern myth and fable. It can be compared to other games such as Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder. This game is currently in development and being play-tested. The play-test kit and more information can be found on the VOID website.
In the real world, Joshua is a Licensed Master Social Worker with minors in Psychology and Sociology. He has a deep passion for theology, political theory, history and the study of logic. Joshua has worked in social services for nearly 12 years, holding positions as a supervisor, behavior specialist, therapist, and a staff trainer in a child welfare agency. Joshua speaks on issues such as childhood maltreatment, mental health, childhood trauma, and human trafficking. Joshua generally separates this from his main writings, but some topics may be touched upon in his short stories and flash fiction.
Joshua lives in Alaska with his spouse and children. His ancestry is primarily Slavic and Scottish, which is often recognized in his fantasy writings. He lives his life with the purpose of enhancing each moment, seeking happiness and connection. Joshua enjoys writing, teaching, reading and traveling. His philosophy is that life is an adventure worth experiencing.