Alison Lochel, for as long as she can remember, aspired to be an author. At the age of fourteen, she began writing the first book in the Zarkora series, The Fyrelit Tragedy, along with her brother, Nicholas. Her passion for writing continues to this day as the four-book series nears its completion. She has a cupboard full of dragons, and has been known to read for long periods of time – so long, in fact, that she is often coated by a thin layer of dust. Achoo!