This story would not be what it is without Peryn's family listening to her talk out ideas and offering up thoughts of their own. Her goal for this book and the series to follow is to write a compelling adventure that parents and teachers feel good about placing in the hands of middle-grade children.
Peryn grew up in the countryside of Michigan and now lives on ten wooded acres near Leesburg, Virginia. She studied English and Anthropology and has worked with kids in various professional settings. When she is not writing Peryn is actively involved in theatre with her daughter, including producing and directing a production of "Alice and Wonderland." She also enjoys playing tennis with her son, creating outdoor landscapes with her husband, photography, anything with an artistic bent, and spending time with good friends.