Howard Andrew Jones is the author of the critically acclaimed Ring-Sworn trilogy, and two historical Arabian fantasy novels. He was the driving force behind the rebirth of interest in Harold Lamb’s historical fiction, and he assembled and edited eight collections of Lamb’s work for the University of Nebraska Press. He edits the sword-and-sorcery magazine Tales From the Magician’s Skull and served as Managing Editor of Black Gate magazine. He holds a third degree black belt in Shatokan karate and is studying for his fourth. He blogs about writing craft, gaming, fantasy and adventure fiction, and assorted nerdery.