About the Author
D.R. Ranshaw has loved reading and writing since childhood, when the printed word’s ability to unlock both historical and fabulous worlds became an immediate, lifelong passion. Introduced to fantasy and science fiction at a young age, he began voraciously reading both genres, and it was not long before he was also writing them.
A public school teacher who has enjoyed a long and fulfilling career – unlike the protagonist of Gryphon’s Heir – D.R. Ranshaw has spent more than three decades in the classroom, transmitting his deep love of literature and writing to his students.
Gryphon’s Heir has its origins in the real-life frustrations all teachers occasionally experience. After one particularly aggravating day, the image of a strange doorway from his classroom into a faraway land lodged in the author’s imagination and refused to leave. The only recourse was exploring where that door led to and what would happen to anyone daring to cross its threshold. The resulting story rapidly gained depth and complexity and developed a life of its own.