William L Stuart is the author of the fantasy adventure series, The Gemstone Chronicles. When he isn't writing, he works in the animal health world, plays softball, golf (badly), hunts gemstone and prospects for gold in the North Georgia Mountains, and dabbles in woodworking. He has been married to his lovely and adorable bride Lana for over 26 years and is the father to his daughter Laura and Beebop to his amazing grandchildren Aidan and Maggie. Each of them inspired a character named for them in his books. William and Lana live just north of Atlanta, GA.