Mid thirties divorced father of two boys. Still working on my English degree. Began reading SF at 8 with The Chronicles of Narnia. Have always loved fantasy, thanks to older siblings who read it and played D&D. Picked up my first Robert Jordan book at 11, Conan the Magnificent, though most might not find that appropriate for a fifth-grader. Read The Eye of the World as a Freshman in High School and have been completely hooked ever since.