Thordur Sturluson is half Norwegian and half Icelandic. He is raised on a farm in north Iceland. For the past few years he had made his home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Thordur has a BS in Biology from the University of Maine and a master degree in Zoology from the Open University in London and when he is not writing about medicinal plants he works around the world with coral reef research and conservation.

His greatest passion in life is nature conservation and scuba diving which luckily is a big part of his current job.