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James John Loftus

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in Brisbane, Australia


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The author has been interested in medieval history since seeing a book with a cover detailing the battle of Agincourt. The book engaged his imagination, and drew him to the period. Unable to read until in grade five some remedial tuition enabled him to commence on the journey from avid book reader to writer. He has two novels to date, two in the Celtic Blood series, and The Fool King, a fantasy novel, and a co-credit as a feature film writer, Underdog's Tale.

He was in the Queensland Police Service for ten years reaching the rank of senior constable. A former Karate instructor he is a past Queensland champion.

He lives in Brisbane with his wife and two children.

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