G. T. Anders started his writing adventures when he first learned his letters. Homeschooled from an early age, he rebelled in the area of penmanship and developed handwriting that many people still find difficult to read. But that was only the first way in which he would make the act of writing his own.
By the time he was eight years old, he was taking stacks of paper, stapling them down the middle, and folding them into books. By age 10, he was composing novels in three-ring binders. Anders’ mother created a cover page for one of these stories to go in a homeschool portfolio which declared the story to be “The Great American Novel.” He wrote around ten of these works, some of them unfinished. Even at such a young age, he knew that he wanted to be a novelist.
Around age 12, he read The Lord of the Rings, C. S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy, and Madaleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time. These were quite formative, as much of his subsequent work stumbles toward the same epic vision.
In his twenties, as he attended Kent State University (studying music composition), Anders’ muse kept speaking, and he kept filling 3-ring binders. The Tower of Babel emerged from his junior and senior year at Kent State. The novel was published in 2012, to four- and five-star reviews. It is Book II in the Vaulan Cycle, a myth saga for our times. Book I in the cycle, A Chair Between The Rails, will launch on November 1, 2013.
Anders has notebooks full of the workings of the Vaulan Cycle. He also has a non-fiction project in the works, tentatively titled We’re All Singing Now: Making Art in the 2010s. This book will examine the stories of individual artists in music, literature, visual art, and other media, connecting these stories to a larger understanding of how changes in technology and culture have changed the kind and quality of art that we get to experience. While he has chosen to self-publish his fiction, he will seek traditional publication for We’re All Singing Now, as he believes that route better suits the subject matter.
Anders lives in Kent, Ohio, with his wife, Danae.