Melanie Nilles (aka M. A. Nilles) grew up on a western North Dakota cattle ranch and farm. After high school, she graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She currently resides in central North Dakota with her family and is a member of SFWA. Her published works as Melanie Nilles include the young adult romantic science fiction Starfire Angels series, new adult merman Adronis series, and the new adult paranormal romance/contemporary epic fantasy Shadow Realm Saga. As M. A. Nilles, she publishes dark fantasy and science fiction, including the Demon Age series, Legend of the White Dragon epic, and some of the Starfire Angels series. For updates, visit her website at www.melanienilles.com.