R. Scot Johns is the author of "The Saga of Beowulf," an award-winning 640-page historical fantasy novelization of the Old English poem Beowulf, the result of ten years' study on the subject. A life-long student of ancient and medieval literature with an enduring fascination for fantasy fiction and mythology, he has given lectures on such topics as the historical King Arthur and the construction of Stonehenge. He is a printer, a painter, and dabbler in prose.
He blogs sporadically on topics relating to writing, illustration, and independent publishing. He has written the blog "The Adventures of an Independent Author" since 2008, detailing his often wandering pursuits through the field of publishing, including the production of detailed tutorials on ebook formatting for Kindle and iBooks, culminating in the publication of "How To Make Kindle Comics & Children's Books," an in-depth guidebook on the subject.
An early convert to the digital medium, he has spent the past few years developing his skills in digital painting and 3D rendering to create artwork to illuminate his future projects. He is currently hard at work on a four-volume illustrated novel based on Wagner's Ring cycle operas and its sources in old Norse mythology.
He is the sole owner and operator of Fantasy Castle Books, a distribution portal for his published works, which he produces entirely on his own, from inception to fruition. He lives in Boise, Idaho and works for Books Are Fun, a distributor of books to schools.