The Instructor(s)

Randy Ellefson
Randy Ellefson

Author and world building strategist Randy Ellefson has been building worlds since the late 1980s and bring his extensive experience and passion to World Building University (WBU). His popular non-fiction series, The Art of World Building, has reached the Top 10 on Amazon’s Bestseller lists, and is the inspiration for WBU. The books have have podcast with over 40 episodes¬†and a YouTube channel. Rand frequently guests on author-related podcasts to discuss world building.

Each volume of The Art of World Building has reached the top of Amazon’s sales pages. They have been highly praised by NY Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, and The Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood, who wrote, “Ellefson is a master of his craft, and it shows!”

Rand has won honorable mention three times in the prestigious Writers of the Future contest and publishes fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories via Evermore Press. He’s also cohost of the Fantasy & Sci-Fi Author Summit.