About the Author

Hello and welcome! My name is M. Elizabeth Ticknor. I’m a genderfluid fantasy author and the mother of twin boys (although I prefer to call them dragons, personally). My most recently published short stories are Ren of the Thousand Faces, published online by Fireside Magazine; Echoes of Meridian, which won the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award and was published online by Baen Books; and Hearts Wreathed in Ivy, published in Upon a Thrice Time by Air and Nothingness Press.


My family and I share a comfortable hobbit hole in Southeast Michigan. An avid reader of science fiction and fantasy, I also enjoy well-written horror. The authors who have inspired me include Douglas Adams, Ray Bradbury, Orson Scott Card, Neil Gaiman, C.S. Lewis, Chuck Wendig, and David Wong.

My other interests include drawing, painting, and tabletop role-playing. I drew the interior illustrations for 3rd and Starlight. My preferred gaming systems are World of Darkness, Pathfinder, and 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons.