I am from a small town in central MN. I grew up in the country and someday would like to have a hobby farm. Right now, I am attending college to finish up my four year degree, and earn a bachelor's degree for Environmental Studies. I am fascinated about ways we can help our Earth and environment become as healthy as possible...but I'm not a radical by any means.

I love to cook and avoid feeding my daughter overly processed foods whenever possible. Other things I enjoy are reading, writing (obviously), painting/drawing and anything else that requires creativity and imagination.

The biggest inspiration for this book was a video game called Dragon Age. Now, I'm no gamer but I am a bit nerdy and I love anything related to the middle ages. Other than that, I take most of my inspiration from music. Some of my favorite artists are Within Temptation, Apocolyptica and Evanescence.