RJ Barker is the author of the critically acclaimed Wounded Kingdom novels, the first of which, Age of Assassins was shortlisted for The Kitchsie Golden Tentacle award, Gemmell Morningstar award and the British Fantasy Society Best Newcomer and Best Novel awards. He lives in Leeds with his wife, son, a bitey cat, a whole host of questionable taxidermy and a (very) small forest of not particularly good bonsai trees. You can find him on twitter at https://twitter.com/dedbutdrmng.