About the Author
I was born on March 21, 1991. I live with my wonderful family, which has been my strongest support. I thank them for their encouragement and aid. I began writing at six. There were roughly illustrated, short stories about science-fiction movies and superheroes, and later (at eight), brief poems. After that age, I wrote seldom. But my imagination was not stagnant during that time period. Between the age of eight and about thirteen, I lived half of my life in an imaginary world - Pearl Earth. It started with the finding of a glass marble in the dirt, actually. It was clear, and I almost instantly called it a pearl. It became the key into a new world of play. I imagined a planet filled with friendly aliens, talking animals, human explorers, and hostile robots. It was a planet of fantastic incongruities, such as a Jupiter-sized, solid planet capable of supporting atmosphere-surpassing trees, and the feeble roots of the story before you now. Between then and now, I had wanted to write my world down, but it was not until July of 2006 that I began doing the first outlines. I had completed my first draft by Christmas. Working on through 2007, I finished it in January 2008. Names have changed, and the planet has shrank, but much of my original fantasy remains. It has been an adventure writing this tale. I hope you will become as captivated in the reading as I was in the development of this story.