Jeff Grubb has been building worlds for over twenty-five years, and close friends have advised him to slow down, lest the friction of his creativity passing through the atmosphere causes him to spontaneously ignite and burn off his unruly brown hair. One of the original co-conspirators of Dragonlance and the co-founder of the Forgotten Realms with Ed Greenwood, Jeff has helped make TSR what is it today (a pleasant memory of a golden age, now owned by a larger, more powerful corporate entity). Jeff's game credits include Spelljammer, Al-Qadim, Manual of the Planes (both incarnations), the Heroclix® Unleashed set, the Star Wars miniatures game, and the original Marvel Super Heroes roleplaying game.
In all, Jeff has to date written over seventy-five game products, over twenty short stories, a dozen novels, and about thirty comic books. (Exact numbers are available, but rough estimates means he doesn't have to update his bio every time a new product comes out.) His favorites among his novels are Azure Bonds (written with Kate Novak), Lord Toede, and The Brother's War. His favorite short stories are "The Judgement of abd-al-Mammat" and "Lycanthrope Summer."
In addition to TSR, Jeff had contributed mightily to the fiscal health of Wizards of the Coast, Wizkids, Pokemon USA, and Hasbro. His most recent experiment is worldbuilding and writing for computer-game companies, including Blue Byte Software and Arena.net. He continues to write short stories in what spare time he has left.
Jeff lives in Seattle with his wife Kate and two cats inherited from Steven Schend -- Harlequin and Victoria. At the time of this writing, Jeff's online journal may be found at http://grubbstreet.blogspot.com/, which has grown out of control and is trying to eat the Internet. Jeff also takes part in the premiere writing group known as the Alliterates, which may be found at www.alliteratenews.blogspot.com.
Jeff will read anything by Clark Ashton Smith and Raymond Chandler. He prefers plays to movies, and he prefers black and white films to color. He will always try to order the beer he's never heard of. His normal convention garb is loud, garish Hawaiian shirts. He is great admirer of Mark Twain, but has yet to finish "Innocents Abroad."
Wizards of the Coast and TSR novels by Jeff Grubb: