The Authors:

Tobias Mastgrave grew up in northern New England where both his personality and outlook were influenced by the cold climate.  A pessimist to his core, Mastgrave did not begin writing until his early twenties, when he took a creative writing class in college.  Unhappy with his early works, Mastgrave continued to develop his writing for a number of years before attempting to publish.  Currently he lives in Lynchburg, Va and is working on two second novels (if he ever gets the chance to work on them) along with other fiction. Though he has begun to see some slight success in life, Mastgrave continues to hold onto his pessimistic outlook and wait for the worst to happen.  Mastgrave is a well-educated Christian, who teaches university classes in religion and philosophy under another name.

Former Author, Freedomchic, is a wandering graduate who is trying to figure out what to do with a B.A. in History: International Studies. She has travelled to Russia, and is now about to start travelling the United States. Perhaps, one of these days she will settle down enough to become a lawyer or professor or . . . something. Until then, she plans to travel, write, and dream.

Selayna is an aspiring writer, as well as crazy and rather sarcastic. We hope you enjoy her writing!

A. L. Brubaker is an undergrad student studying English and graphic design, with plans to go into publishing to support her writing habit. She is an unashamed aficionado of children’s and young adult literature, but a lover of well-spun words and worlds in general (particularly those of a fantastical nature).

Paul R Davis is an aspiring fantasy writer with a flare for setting and grandiose plots. He also enjoys the day to day life of farmers trying to recover from dragon attacks, not just the heroes sent to slay the beast. His self published romantic fantasy, The Devotion of Kelst and Ayne, will be out next summer. Now in sales, he was previously an English teacher, having gotten a degree in English – Secondary Education and nearly getting a degree in Creative Writing.

The Blog:

The Art of Writing is the personal blog of Tobias Mastgrave.  The goal of this blog is to educate and introduce young authors to the important concepts of writing fantasy and science fiction, while at the same time promoting Mastgrave himself, along with other new authors.  The blog offers a variety of valuable content: from writing challenges and advice designed to help authors hone their craft, to book reviews, to information about the worlds in which Mastgrave sets his fiction.


You may contact Mastgrave at


8 thoughts on “About

  1. I would like to say I love your blog and the wonderful and beautiful things you share as well as the inspiration and smiles you bring in doing so! Thank you for being you and I hope even if you do not accept awards you will accept the sentiment expressed as I honor you with one. There is no prize that comes with the award other than my appreciation and being grateful you are part of our world and making a difference by sharing in such a positive way…
    I have posted the award and link to it here I hope you will accept it or at least the sentiment behind it!

    With love,

    1. Abby and A.L. Brubaker are the same person. As far as I know she doesn’t have a blog of her own, sorry. She’s recently gotten extremely busy with school.

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