My name is Ryne Billings, and I was born on June 20, 1991, so I'm nineteen years old at the moment. I'm a resident of Oklahoma, a graduate of Poteau High School and a sophomore at Carl Albert State College.
I've been writing stories ever since I was in sixth grade, so I was about eleven years old at that time. I wrote a few short stories at that time and finished my first novel length work when I was thirteen years old. Fortunately, that novel length word was deleted from every computer that I ever put it on, along with the USB drive that it had eventually been transferred to. To answer the unspoken question, it was a modern fantasy story about vampires and witches.
Though I no longer write anything in regards to modern fantasy, I've stuck to the same genre. I'm more of a high fantasy, epic fantasy, and sword of sorcery kind of guy now.
I've actually been writing the kind of fiction that I do now since I was fourteen. I honestly can't say what inspired me to do it though. It might have been the Lord of the Rings movies, which is actually very possible. And before anyone asks, I don't like the Lord of the Rings books. I can't stand Tolkien's writing styles.
Possibly the two first epic fantasy writers that I ever read were Terry Brooks and Terry Goodkind. To this day, I am a big fan of their work, even if I haven't read too much of their former's recent books. I honestly can't say that either one of those authors are in my top three authors though. Robert Jordan- and by extension, Brandon Sanderson- is my favorite author without a doubt.
If I had to list my favorite authors in order, I'd put them like this: Robert Jordan, Christopher Paolini, John Flanagan, EH Jones, R.A. Salvatore, Terry Goodkind, Jeffrey Poole, Trudi Canvan, Robert E. Howard, David Dalglish, and Jim Butcher.
Well, I'll be going off-topic if I continue at this rate, so I'll finish talking about myself.
Actually, there's nothing more to really say. After all, my life story isn't that interesting. I'm the middle child of a happy family and my hobbies consist of reading and writing.
Author Central Page: http://www.amazon.com/Ryne-Billings/e/B0056DYJMG/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0