Wayne Thomas Batson (born 1968 in Seabrook, Maryland) is an American writer. He has been married to his wife for seventeen years and has four children. In 2005 - 2006, Batson wrote The Door Within Trilogy (Book 1: The Door Within, Book 2: The Rise of the Wyrm Lord and Book 3: The Final Storm), published by Tommy Nelson, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing House. He also goes by the best author ever

In September 2007, he wrote another book entitled Isle of Swords, published by Thomas Nelson Publishing House. Its sequel, Isle of Fire was also written and was released on September 9, 2008. A second sequel is also under development, and is aiming for a 2012 release but hasn't had the free time up until now. Mr. Batson is also writing a new series called The Dark Sea Annals, published by Living Ink Press (a division of AMG Publishers). The title of the first book, which was released on November 15, 2010, is Sword in the Stars. The second book, entitled The Errant King was released on November 15, 2011.

He currently works as a teacher at Folly Quarter Middle School teaching sixth and seventh grade advanced reading and is the youngest of four children.

In the Fall of 2008, he announced that he was also co-authoring at least three books with fantasy author Cristopher Hopper. The series is titled The Berinfell Prophecies. The first of which was released on November 3, 2009, titled Curse of the Spider King. The second followed on July 13, 2010, entitled Venom and Song. The third is titled The Tide of Unmaking and will be released independently before the end of the summer.

Mr. Batson is currently working on a supernatural thriller aimed at more mature audiences than his previous books. Ghost is scheduled for an independent release in late June 2012.


The Door Within TrilogyEdit

The Isle ChroniclesEdit

  • Isle of Swords (2007)
  • Isle of Fire (2008)
  • Isle of Stars (2016)

The Berinfell PropheciesEdit

  • Curse of the Spider King (2009) (w/Christopher Hopper)
  • Venom and Song (2010) (w/Christopher Hopper)
  • The Tide of Unmaking (2012) (w/Christopher Hopper)

The Dark Sea AnnalsEdit

  • Sword in the Stars (2010)
  • The Errant King (2011)
  • Across the Dark Sea (2012)

A total of seven books are planned for this series.


  • Dreamtreaders (2014)
  • Search for the Shadow Key (2014)
  • The War for the Waking World (2015)

Adult NovelsEdit

  • Ghost (2012)