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R.J. Hanson
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Company Blood & Bone Publishing
(Formerly Hanson Publishing.)

R.J. Hanson is the author of the Bloodlines Reforged Saga as well as the publisher. Stories in the Bloodlines Reforged Fantasy Saga are published under Blood & Bone Publishing (Formerly Hanson Publishing), named after his gaming dice which have been in use since 1996.[1] The first three volumes of the Heirs of Vanity (Series) were written in 2001 and at the behest of his daughter, Kaity Norriss, in 2018, work began on the novels. With his daughter editing and his wife Michelle proofreading, on March 20, 2019, the first novel in the saga, Roland's Path was published.[2][3]

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RJ Hanson began his love for all things fantasy at the age of 5. In 1978, when his mother bought him the Rankin & Bass production of The Hobbit, a 24 page read along with the record children's book, RJ's imagination was opened to a new world. Reading Tolkien, R.A. Salvatore, Terry Brooks, and even Stephen King, RJ began constructing worlds and characters of his own. RJ began his writing career at forty-five. During the course of his life he accumulated a number of real-world experiences that have served to give him a unique understanding of the human condition and a perspective that gives his writing an honest grit. He has also benefited from years of training ranging from interview and interrogation techniques to hand to hand combat to SWAT tactics. RJ is a certified Firearms Instructor and Linguistic Statement Analyst. He also enjoys the distinction of having scored a touch, or 'touche', against an Olympic fencer during a pickup match in college. He's really too proud of it. In his youth he worked as a cowboy having grown up on a small ranch in north Texas. At the age of 16 he was selected for the TAMS (Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science) project at the University of North Texas. In his spare time, RJ has studied medieval combat and military tactics as well as arms and armaments of various cultures and times. RJ plays in a weekly pen and paper RPG game (Rolemaster) with some close family and friends and some of the characters played have been around since 1996! His adult children like to joke that some of the characters are older than they are. RJ and his wife, Michelle, live on a small ranch where they maintain a modest herd of cattle, two dogs, a variety of barn cats, and a peahen named Margaret (aka Ferd).[4][5]

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