Shelby Mahurin is the New York Times, indie, and internationally bestselling author of the Serpent & Dove trilogy and The Scarlet Veil (September 2023). She grew up on a small farm in rural Indiana, where sticks became wands and cows became dragons. Her rampant imagination didn’t fade with age, so she continues to play make-believe every day—with words now instead of cows. When not writing, Shelby watches the Office and obsesses over her Instagram feed. She still lives near that childhood farm with her very tall husband, semi-feral children, three dogs, and one cat.