Douglas W.T. Smith is a self-published author. His first novella, Shadow of the Wicked, ranked in Amazon Top 5 List in Dark Fantasy and Sword and Sorcery eBooks in 2021. Hailing from Australia, the driest of any continent on earth other than Antarctica, he is one of the CORE authors for Of Metal and Magic Publishing. His debut CORE novel, ‘To Wield the Stars’, is due in Spring, 2022. Between writing and reading fantasy stories, Douglas embarks on adventures in nature with his wife, son, and beloved dog.