Michelle Rowen writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, futuristic romantic suspense, and young adult fantasy, including the "New York Times" bestselling Falling Kingdoms series, which she writes as Morgan Rhodes. She has been on the Waldenbooks/ Borders Group romance bestseller list and was the winner of the 2007 Holt Medallion for Best First Book. Michelle lives in Southern Ontario and was the 2010 president of Toronto Romance Writers. Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series, its spinoff series, Bloodlines, and the Age of X series. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next Bloodlines novel. Visit www.RichelleMead.com to find out more.