Lorne Rothman was born in 1964 in Montreal, Canada. He spent most of his childhood in Toronto, back in the day when you could live in a big city, and explore fields and farmlands just beyond your front door.
It was there that his life-long interest in nature took hold, and years later carried him through the savannah and rain forests of East Africa and Madagascar, and the striking landscapes of Western Canada where he earned a Ph.D. in Ecology.
Lorne returned to Toronto where he now lives with his wife and two children. He works as a statistician most days, and writes ecological fantasy (eco-fantasy) on the side. His writing spans both fiction and non-fiction genres and reflects his desire for a full and varied life, and a more unified vision of the world--grounded in both art and science.
Part fantasy-quest, part natural history, Lorne Rothman's debut novel, "Southcrop Forest", has won awards for Nature and Environmental Writing, as well as Fantasy.