The Author

 

Born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec in 1968, Grant Hamilton went to a small high school with less than twelve people in his class. The small school environment had some advantages with his teachers being able to devote more time to his studies. His teachers encouraged his ambitions as a writer and subsequently one of his poetry works got published. This started Grant's passion for writing which he took with him to Ottawa where he finished his high school taking enriched English classes at Brookfield High.

During this time, fantasy books and board games were becoming very popular and were a heavy influence. Dungeons and Dragons, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Crystal Shard, and Dragon Lance were some of his favorite books and games. Grant graduated with two diplomas in Web Programming which resulted in his obtaining work in the government as a Project Manager working for National Defence. In between his college years and work experiences, he also obtained a B.A. at Carleton University with studies in Film and English literature.

Grant was married in 1999 and had four children with one of his children, Gregory Hamilton, diagnosed with Autism. This resulted in his family re-inventing themselves, down-sizing their home and income with his wife leaving her job to home-school their son with special needs. Living with someone with high functioning autism opened Grant's eyes to a part of the world he never knew much about before. Now Grant sees himself as a champion of autism and as part of that challenge he made the decision to raise autism awareness by writing a fantasy novel that includes a hero with autism.

The Heroes of Karth series is the result of his experience and passion coming together like a perfect storm, creating a world for readers to enjoy and expand upon for many years to come.