Author and world building strategist Randy Ellefson has been world building since 1988, having worked on a single world (Llurien) for decades, while also building separate worlds for other projects.
Rand has won honorable mention three times in the prestigious Writers of the Future contest and will soon be publishing his fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories via Evermore Press, which is also publishing The Art of World Building; the series has reached the Top 10 on Amazon’s Bestseller lists. He’s already published three novels in another genre under a pseudonym.
He holds a Bachelors of Music, Magna cum Lauda, in classical guitar, and runs his own record label, Guitarosity Records, which has released five of his albums. Three are instrumental rock, one is instrumental acoustic, and the fifth is classical guitar.
Rand works as a professional software developer in the Washington, D.C. area and has worked for the State Department, White House, and NASA among others. When not creating, he’s playing with his son and daughter, golfing, skiing, or swimming.