Trayner Bane is a Louisville, Kentucky-based author who passionately writes the middle-grade fantasy/adventure book series titled Windhollows. He’s also working on a follow-up series for young adults titled The Essencians. His creative works balance vast fantasy worlds and diverse characters with classic themes that children and adults often experience throughout their lives. Blending humor with sincerity, calm with chaos, and fantasy with reality, he creates imaginary worlds where people of all ages can escape.

Trayner enjoys nature, fitness, survivalism in our modern world, reading World War II Pacific theater history, and spending time with his children. In his professional career, he was formerly a Red Team leader who worked with a highly skilled team of individuals operating in an adversarial role to determine possible attack vectors and weaknesses within operation theaters, or as his kids might say, “He helped fight bad guys.”

Nowadays, he runs an information technology company specializing in critical systems, security, and infrastructure.


--Trayner Bane