Thomas Sailer was born on August 4th, 1987, (a Thuesday) in Eisenstadt.
He attended school from 1993 until 2005; during his final year he visited high school as an extern student.
In autumn 2004, during his final year at school, he developed a massive soft spot for the Harry Potter story. This phenomenon had a huge, inspiring effect on him and thus he soon became a very active member of the international Harry Potter fan community.
Since he did not longer attend classes since summer of 2005, he started working at his father's company as a printing assistant; a decision which should turn out to be a hard lot: He did not enjoy working with the printing machine and thus it did not last very long until he started to feel increasinly uncomfortable in his everyday life.
As a result, he decided to give up the job at the printing shop in March of 2007. And while he was preparing for his last pending externist's exam, he begun to write - on a whim - the the first few pages of a manuscript in summer of the same year: He started to tell a story to come to terms with his experiences from the printing shop as well as his aversion against modern working life.
Once he passed the pending exam in October 2007, and thus got his school leaving certificate, he started attending university in Eisenstadt in September of 2008.
During his student days, on a day in autumn of 2009, he had the idea to note down all his experiences from his years lasting activity with virtual Harry Potter communities - with the aim to get them published as a book. He started this project full of elation, but had to stop it because of a very stressful December at university. But instead of continuing the work in the new year, he came across the manuscript, which he had begun in summer of 2007: He decided to finish it before going on with his autobiography.
In summer of 2011, he graduated from the university of applied sciences. Just a few months later, on December 20th, 2011, his debut novel "Der Freizeitpionier" was published. He completed his second opus "Die Wüstenpflanze" in summer 2012; it has been released on September 10th, 2012.
Almost two months later, on November 9th, 2012, his autobiography 'Chronik eines Harry Potter Fans' was released; in this book, he wrote about the experiences which he made during his years lasting commitment in the virtual Harry Potter fandom. Because of a huge interest from the international fan community, the opus soon got translated into English; the translation was released in April 2013 under the title 'Chronicles of a Harry Potter Fan' as e-book.
In autumn of 2013, he started writing his fourth book. The novel with the title "Die Aktivistin" was released on July 1st 2014.
In the second half of 2015, he founded the Projekt1310. He has been using an old Dacia 1310 as an artistic fundament for his Freizeitpionier-idea.
In May of 2018 his 5th book 'Die Gefaengnisinsel' was published.
As of now, Sailer works on a cinematic implementation of the Freizeitpionier-idea.
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