Melissa McPhail is the author of the best-selling epic fantasy series A Pattern of Shadow & Light. She is currently working on the sixth novel in the epic sequence and her fans eagerly await its arrival. Her love of the fantasy genre began as a child when every afternoon Melissa's grandmother sat her down to read The Chronicles of Narnia. She grew up looking for nymphs and fairies in the trees and was certain that every turbulent southern rainstorm would reveal the hidden island in the midst of the lake behind her home. She's also a classically trained pianist, violinist and composer, a Vinyasa yoga instructor, and an avid tea drinker.