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Back to back fantasy award winner, author of two dark fantasy series, and a member of the Horror Writers Association. This Steel City native has been writing dark fantasy and horror stories since she was young. She took a particular interest in these genres when she read "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" for the first time and then was given a set of "Endless Quest" books.

She was hooked from the start and went on to devour many other fantasy, science fiction, and horror books, eventually graduating to the likes of Stephen King and George R.R. Martin. The way Martin paints the dark world in "A Game of Thrones" partially influenced Rycroft's own writing style. It was after reading Martin's books that she decided to take a stab at writing her own series, starting with "Into the Darkness".

When she's not writing, Rycroft is a periodic cartoonist, a frequent gym dweller, and a rabid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins. Join her newsletter or join her blog to keep up to date with what she's working on next.