J.W. Braun became fascinated by fantasy before he had a handle on reality. After reading The Lord of the Rings as a child in the 1980s, he became convinced that the books would one day become blockbuster films and began watching for news of potential projects. As the would-be blockbusters began to come to fruition, he followed the reports from the project from beginning to end, savouring every moment. Braun lives in Burlington, Wisconsin.