Tehlor Kay Mejia is an Oregon native in love with the alpine meadows and evergreen forests of their home state, where they live with their daughter. Tehlor is the author of three middle grade titles about Paola Santiago: Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares, and Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows. Their short fiction appears in the All Out and Toil & Trouble anthologies from Harlequin Teen and The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities from Rick Riordan Presents. Tehlor has also written two highly acclaimed YA novels, We Set the Dark on Fire and We Unleash the Merciless Storm. When they're not writing, you can find them plucking at the guitar, stealing rosemary sprigs from overgrown gardens, or trying to make the perfect vegan tamale. Follow Tehlor on Instagram @tehlorkay.