About T. R. Pfeiffer
“”You can make
anything by writing.”
Tristan Roy Pfeiffer is a graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania who grew up in the backwoods of Western Pennsylvania. Often immersing himself in nature and literature as a boy, he became obsessed with the creation of worlds. Having spent long hours among the peoples of Middle Earth, the wonders of Narnia, the terrors of Panem, and the magnificence of the Four Nations, he eventually found himself wanting for adventures of his own. With a keen interest in language and religion, he sought to follow in the footsteps of those renowned for the very same loves; J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
Fantasy became a passion, though other genres of the story were never far from his thoughts. Even poetry became an important part of his trade as he made a cornerstone for his philosophy from a simple word of wisdom; “It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If you take it from only one place it becomes rigid and stale. Understanding others… will help you become whole.”
These words, spoken by Uncle Iroh in Avatar: The Last Airbender were not only an important part of Pfeiffer’s writing journey but also in his social life and spiritual journey. These words help explain the very reason that he studied more than just writing. He took time in his education to delve deeply into Language, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology in which he developed an especially keen interest. He fully believes that while knowledge is power, understanding is peace, and this peace should be pursued with abandon.