Before she started writing fantasy novels, Shari Marshall completed an Honours Degree in English Literature from York University. After that, just to shake things up, she went to the police training academy for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. During her time moonlighting as a police officer, Shari focused her career on family violence and earned the title of Subject Matter Resource. Interspersed throughout, Shari also earned a Diploma in Creative Writing from Winghill Writing School and a Writing Memoirs Certificate from Grande Prairie Regional College. Shari grew up in a less than conventional household as an only child in rural Ontario. She had a great deal of time on her hands and an active imagination. It wasn't uncommon to find her perched on a tree branch reading, storytelling, or lost in a narrative rolling around inside her head. Shari's passion for writing grew out of her love of reading. The stories she started committing to paper in grade school could be described by three Ms: magical, mystical, and mysterious. Since then, Shari has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Parents Canada, Mamalode, and The RCMP Quarterly. When she's not writing, Shari enjoys travelling, camping with her family, reading, and drinking coffee. She lives in Alberta with her husband, their two sons, and a boxer that behaves eternally like a puppy. For information on Shari's next book, please visit her website at http: //sharimarshall.ca.