GardenStone is a Dutch who lives in the Taunus Hills in Germany. He wrote several books, all originally in German, meanwhile some are translated in English. Not all, but most of his books are based on extensive scientific-based research. Although his target audience is the pagan community, his books are proven to be of interest and often read by others too. He is a member of Germany's biggest Asatru organization "Eldaring", which was many years related with the Troth in the USA and there exist still a friendly contact. He is frequently asked for giving lectures and workshops on topics related to his books, varying from rune workshops, lectures about non-Scandinavian Germanic gods and goddesses to topics concerning training in aspects from magic and shamanism.