Melanie Nilles, also known as M.A. Nilles, resides with her husband and kids, and a clowder of cats who take advantage of their human slaves for food and warm laps. As an equestrian most of her life, she has ridden in various disciplines from cattle work to dressage. On the writing side of her life, she has published many works as Melanie Nilles, including the young adult Starfire Angels series, new adult Adronis novellas, the Luriel Cycle trilogy, and others. As M. A. Nilles, she publishes general science fiction and fantasy, including Tiger Born and Spirit Blade and the Starfire Angels: Revelations and Starfire Angels: Forgotten Worlds series. For updates, visit her website at www.melanienilles.com.