Ian Brodie is one of New Zealand's most successful non-fiction writers of recent years. The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook was one of the inaugural Booksellers Platinum Bestsellers, with international sales of over 450,000 copies. Ian lives in Matamata where he is the Media and Communications Manager for Hobbiton Movie Set. He is also the author of the highly successful aviation series, Warbirds over Wanaka, and in 2005 he was awarded an MNZM for services to tourism. A devoted Tolkien fanatic, keen photographer and movie fan, he is currently working on another movie-related book.