Lou Anders Frostborn Thrones and Bones
Lou Anders Frostborn Thrones and Bones
Lou Anders Frostborn Thrones and Bones

Hi,

 

I'm Lou Anders. I'm the author of the new middle grade fantasy adventure series Thrones & Bones. The first book, Frostborn, was released in August of 2014 to a starred review in Publishers Weekly and lots of acclaim.

 

I've always been a fan of fantasy adventure stories, and Frostborn is my attempt to write the kind of story that would have excited me as a kid (and still excites me as an adult). I wanted to introduce young readers to fantasy fiction in a book that parents and kids can enjoy together (or each on their own).


I've done a lot of things before I became an author. I wrote and directed plays in Chicago. I was a journalist out in Hollywood once upon a time, where I hung out on the sets of a lot of science fiction television shows talking to actors and directors and crew. I wrote movie scripts too, a few of which I even got paid for! I've worked for an Internet start up in San Francisco. And I've worked as an editorial director and art director in publishing. In fact, I've won the Hugo and Chesley awards for editing and art directing!

 

These days, there's not much I'd rather do than write the Thrones & Bones series, but when I'm not writing, I enjoy video games, reading, television and travel. I've been fortunate enough to have visited many countries around the world ─ including countries in Great Britain, Europe and Asia.

 

Right now I live with my family in Birmingham, Alabama.

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME:

  • I have walked through the sets of four starships and two space stations, and slept on the floor of Ivanovah's quarters in Babylon 5.
  • I have climbed on the Great Wall of China, dined in the Eiffel Tower, and explored Casablanca, the Parthenon and the Forbidden City.
  • I have eaten brains (cow and squirrel - yuck!), and I love snake, but I cannot stand the taste of squash (double yuck!).
  • I have had my head palmed by basketball legend Michael Jordan. I was trying to explain to him that we were both bald, but I don't think I was clear.
  • I directed Michael Shannon in a super hero battle in a small Chicago theater decades before he was in Man of Steel.
  • Kermit the frog is one of my heroes.
  • I am afraid of oat meal.
Lou Anders Frostborn Thrones and Bones