A lifelong lover of stories and storytelling, Yuan Jur grew up in a mining and steel town on the east coast of Australia. After a three-year term in the military, he turned to the craft and study of medieval weapons and armor-making while in a continuing parallel study in Eastern theology, Zen Buddhism, and martial arts. Yuan Jur completed a twelve-year study in this pursuit and qualified as an accomplished master of Chinese martial arts and theology.
During that stage of his career, he became a popular and entertaining public speaker and storyteller in both China and Australia, thanks to his charismatic and down-to-earth style. Then Yuan Jur’s life took a major turn when he was forced into retirement after a life-threatening illness occurred in 2007, ending his monastic career.
At forty-nine years old, Yuan Jur decided on a new direction as a full-time sci-fi writer and storyteller for the Western public. He desired to offer readers stories that have an original style and interpretation of myth and adventure that relate to people of all walks of life, using the genres of fantasy and science fiction and appealing to readers from mature teens to adults.
Out of that desire came Yuan Jur’s original sci-fi Superverse series called Citadel 7, already the winner of multiple Cygnus Awards and now commencing with the Earth’s Secret Trilogy.