I’ve done lots of things. I’ve gotten degrees and taken advanced courses in various fields: physics, astronomy, engineering, religious studies, history. I’ve taught college courses, been a physicist, a licensed professional engineer, and I’ve investigated some of the most complex and high-profile engineering disasters of the last thirty years. I’ve even testified as a forensic engineering expert before the Supreme Court of the State of New York. After reading the battle scenes in my books, some readers have wondered whether I was a spy or a Special Forces operative. I can’t comment on that, I tell them. My non-fiction work has been read around the world. I write some of that every day, and I still enjoy it. But all my life, for fun, I’ve written fantasy stories. I started writing them before I did any of the things I mentioned above, and I’ll probably keep writing them for as long as I’m around. About fifteen years ago, I decided to make a business out of it and get them published so others can read them too. That’s why I put together this website, such as it is. I hope you’ll give my books a read. If you like them, please post a review (preferably to Amazon; but I'll take them on Google Play, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and anywhere else too!). These days, only by getting lots of reviews (mostly good ones) do books get noticed and read.
Below is my official bio:
or more than twenty-five years, Glenn G. Thater has written works of fiction and historical fiction that focus on the genres of epic fantasy and sword and sorcery. His published works of fiction include the first twelve volumes of the Harbinger of Doom saga: Hammer of Doom; Lord of Lies; Knight Eternal; Dwellers of the Deep; Blood, Fire, and Thorn; Gods of the Sword; The Shambling Dead; Master of the Dead; Shadow of Doom; Wizard's Toll; Drums of Doom; and Blood of Kings; the novella, The Gateway; and the novelette, The Hero and the Fiend, and various short stories and compilations.
Mr. Thater holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with concentrations in Astronomy and Religious Studies, and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Structural Engineering. He has undertaken advanced graduate study in Classical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, and Astrophysics, and is a practicing licensed professional engineer specializing in the multidisciplinary alteration and remediation of buildings, and the forensic investigation of building failures and other disasters.
Mr. Thater has investigated failures and collapses of numerous structures around the United States and internationally. Since 1998, he has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Forensic Engineering Division (FED), is a Past Chairman of that Division’s Executive Committee and FED’s Committee on Practices to Reduce Failures. Mr. Thater is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and has testified as an expert witness in the field of structural engineering before the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
Mr. Thater is an author of numerous scientific papers, magazine articles, engineering textbook chapters, and countless engineering reports. He has lectured across the United States and internationally on such topics as the World Trade Center collapses, bridge collapses, and on the construction and analysis of the dome of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.