Troy Denning is a fantasy and science fiction author.He lives in Wisconsin with his wife Andria. He enjoys outdoor activities, and practices martial arts.
Denning is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Waterdeep (1989), which he wrote with Scott Ciencin under the pseudonym Richard Awlinson. Other notable works are Dragonwall, Pages of Pain and The Parched Sea. He is also known for his work on the epilogue to the Avatar Trilogy, Crucible: The Trial of Cyric The Mad.
A former editor and game designer, one of his more notable games is the AD&D game Dark Sun, which he also wrote about in the Prism Pentad, a series of five novels. He is also the author of a number of Star Wars Expanded Universe novels. Including Invincible, the ninth and final book in the Legacy of the Force series, was released in May 2008. He also authored the third and sixth books in the series. He has also been the author for three books in the Fate of the Jedi series.
Troy was one of the founders of Pacesetter Ltd, a game company formed by a group of former TSR, Inc. executives.