Emily McCombs was born and raised in a small town in Kentucky on July 29, 1990. As a child she enjoyed drawing and playing dolls with her younger sister. She first learned of her writing talents when she read the Harry Potter series in middle school, but didn't uncover the idea for this novel until she was in her teens and out of school. Now she lives with her loving husband, James McCombs, in an apartment in Tennessee, with their fish and tons of fantasy novels. Although a lot has changed in her life, one thing will always remain; friends, family and God come first, and no matter where life takes her she will always be true to herself.