James A. Hillebrecht has been working at his craft for some 35 years and has produced a dozen books in that time ranging from techno-thrillers to paranormal drama to sword-and-sorcery fantasy. The first book of the trilogy, A Rage in the Heavens, was written in 1991, but it wasn’t until his daughter, Barbara, read it some 15 years later and insisted on reading the other two that the trilogy was completed.
James lives in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Margie, and their three daughters. He met the cover illustrator for the trilogy, John Blumen, when they were both in junior high school, and they have both hoped for the chance to work on a project together. The Paladin Trilogy has given them that opportunity.