A Science Fiction and Fantasy author and Tabletop RPG gamer, Margaret Edith Weis (born March 16, 1948) is most famous for partnering with Tracy Hickman to create the Dragonlance setting and novels for Dungeons & Dragons. Pyramid Magazine claims that she and Hickman are entirely responsible for the entire gaming-fiction genre. This makes them pioneering auteurs or a pair of overblown Fan Fiction writers / Promoted Fanpersons.
Weis, whether with Hickman, her second husband Don Perrin or solo, has also generated a large number of original intellectual properties, such as The Darksword Trilogy, Dragonvarld, the excellent and underrated Rose of the Prophet trilogy, The Star of the Guardians & Mag Force 7, and The Death Gate Cycle. She writes in a distinct style, preferring tense, telegraphic phrases, and her roots in RPG storytelling are generally obvious (Death Gate doesn't go quite as far as instituting Magic Points, but the idea is evident). An eccentric Fourth-Wall Breaker, "Fizban" (or anagrams thereof), has appeared in several of her settings after originating in Dragonlance.
Weis also owns two tabletop-RPG publishing houses. One, Sovereign Press, was founded to publish The Sovereign Stone and handled Dragonlance on license for the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 ruleset from Wizards of the Coast; the other, Margaret Weis Productions, publishes the Battlestar Galactica (re-imagined), Supernatural and Firefly RPGs, as well as several smaller IPs.