SHARON SKINNER grew up in a small town in northern California where she spent most of her time reading books, making up plays, and writing stories about fantastical creatures, aliens, monsters and, of course, heroes. She holds an MA in Creative Writing, a BA in English, and a Poetic License, and served for eight years as the Executive Editor ofAnthology magazine, a small-press literary magazine published in Mesa, AZ. Sharon is an active member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and serves as the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI AZ. Her published work includes The Healer’s Legacy (YA Fantasy, 2012), The Nelig Stones (MG Fantasy, 2013), Mirabella and the Faded Phantom (MG Paranormal, 2014), and The Matriarch’s Devise (YA Fantasy, 2015). She is also the coauthor ofThe Chronicles of Tavara Tinker series.