D.F. Monk claims to be an exile from a parallel dimension. He lives with his partner in this world and their lovechild while he crafts "memoirs" of his lost home, all the while searching the globe for the one portal that might take him back. In the interim, he and fellow author TB Schmid formed Lions of the Empire in 2014 to promote their collaborative "RUINE" series. "Tales of Yhore" is his first published work on this plane of reality.