Paul Crilley was born in Scotland in 1975 and moved to South Africa when he was eight years old. He was rather disappointed to find out that Africa was not at all like the Tarzan movies he watched on Sunday afternoons and that he would not, in fact, have elephants and lions strolling through his backyard. (Although there are plenty of monkeys.) He now lives in a small village on the east coast with his family, six cats, and one dog. He has written two fantasy novels and numerous short stories, and he also writes for South African television. (So far he has written sitcoms, dramas, soap operas, and children's CGI cartoons.) He also worked on the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. When he is not writing, he can be found chasing away the monkeys that like to steal food and fruit from his kitchen.