John Scritchfield spends his days caring for his four children and his nights wearing costumes and pretending to hit people with blunt weaponry. There is very little money it. He holds an MFA in Acting, which he puts to use as the Creative Director for the Calvin Theatre Company at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he also teachesIn his free time, he enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons, reading, writing, and spending time with his wife, children, and two cats (Jasnah and Vin). Oh, he's also the Booknest co-Admin.

I began my journey in the Cosmere (Brandon Sanderson’s connected universe of fantasy and magic) three years ago when I picked up the Way of Kings on something of a drunken whim. I devoured it in a matter of days and moved on to Words of Radiance and Edgedancer before waiting with bated breath for Oathbringer that same year. I’ve since moved backwards(ish) through the Cosmere, reading both Mistborn trilogies and a bunch of short stories only now finally getting to the book that started it all—Sanderson’s debut Elantris.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfus is a novella and companion tale in the Kingkiller Chronicle. The story focuses on Auri—one of Rothfuss’ most interesting side characters—and her slow regard of silent things.

The Tawny Man Trilogy (Books 7-9 in the Realm of the Elderlings Series) by Robin Hobb is the direct sequel trilogy to her Farseer Trilogy and indirect sequel to her Liveship Traders Trilogy. It is told from the perspective of FitzChivalry Farseer (now known as Tom Badgerlock) as he recounts his history in the Six Duchies. After the events of Assassin’s Quest, Fitz has retired to a quiet life with his Wit-bonded wolf Nighteyes and his adopted son, Hap. Although Starling the bard visits on occasion, his connections to Buckkeep and the Farseers have been more of less severed as the majority of his friends and family believe he is dead.