Matthew Eric Long was born 1976 and was raised by a single mother in Phoenix, AZ. His passion for fantasy and science-fiction, in both novel and film, has propelled him to write The fantasy novels of The Avinel Chronicles folowed by the space tale of The Crew of the Nystrom. His wife Christine has been a true inspiration for finding the spark that set world of Urth ablaze. This website has been written to give a deeper look at the places and people who live in this spectacular realm. And to give fans a way to read more on their favorate characters. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed making it.