Amelia Atwater-Rhodes grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. Born in 1984, she wrote her first novel, IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT, praised as 'remarkable' (VOYA) and 'mature and polished' (BOOKLIST), when she was thirteen. The books in the Den of Shadows Quartet are all American Library Association YALSA Quick Picks. Amelia has also published the acclaimed five-volume series The Kiesha'ra: HAWKSONG, SNAKECHARM, FALCONDANCE, WOLFCRY and WYVERNHAIL. She is also the author of PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY and TOKEN OF DARKNESS.