T.D. Raufson was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and although he has visited many interesting places, he calls the Tennessee Valley his home. It is from his wanderings along the slopes and ridges of this valley that many of his characters found their voice. In the streets of nearby large cities and small communities he has found the setting for some of their adventures. Currently he lives in Harrison, Tennessee, with his wife three cats and a collection of characters that challenge him daily to be the next character committed to the page.
Raufson enjoys writing about the possibilities of magic and the fantastic. He works with both unknown and never before seen worlds and the rural and urban settings of our modern world but always with one question underneath; What if magic existed there? The form and tradition may not always follow what you expect, but magic seems to always play a role or hide just below the surface. In his current works it is the blending and dissonance of modern life with magic and fantasy that come through where modern life is suddenly challenged when long-lost and legendary dragons return from their 1500 year absence.
Hundreds of years ago, magic vanished in every civilization. All of the magical creatures became legend. Today, magic is returning to our world as creatures that were once magical reappear. Some of them remember a different world than humans present as history. Not all of them are happy about where they have been.
Roark is about to take on the most dangerous mission any Guardian has ever taken. Escort a priceless jewel to the Prince of Parthia, through the Dragon’s Spine. The implications of success and the cost of failure both offer the potential of ripping The Spine apart. Can Roark succeed? What will happen when the prize exposes secrets long forgotten? What happens if the prize reaches its new home?
Dragons are back on earth after 1500 years of imprisonment, and they are not happy. They have a leader who believes they should rule the world. Their ambassador, Meliastrid, tried to stop them and failed. Can humanity survive The Legacy of Dragons: Resurgence?
Does Saundra have what it takes to be a Queen’s Yeoman?
With the recent death of the Queen, can she face the challenges of an imaginary world where the ancient dragon set on possessing the magic at the kingdom’s foundation still roams?
Is the answer she is looking for in the quest given to her by a unicorn?
Can Saundra solve the problem and stop the dragon before her imaginary world kills her?
Melissa Schwendemann never thought about why dragons disappeared until her grandmother left her the family manor and the responsibility of keeping them trapped.
When she can’t keep that dying wish, Melissa is quickly faced with another even harder challenge: stopping angry and confused dragons from taking their revenge out on who they think trapped them – The entire human race