Raven Snow, who also writes under the pen name Jesse Daro, has been penning stories since she was in elementary school. Inspired by JRR Tolkien, Anne Rice, Stephen King, JK Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Isaac Asmiov, and Edgar Allan Poe, her favorite genres are science fiction, fantasy, and horror - with a dark romantic twist. In real life, Raven holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English. She currently teaches writing and literature at a private college in the Midwest and has published seven novels and one collection of short stories to date. She is always working on her next book.