Lynda Engler grew up in New Jersey, then spent three decades in New England, between Connecticut and Vermont, but now makes North Carolina her home. When not reading or writing, she enjoys being outside kayaking, walking or cycling. Her first book, The Forgotten Isle, was originally published in 2004 and was rereleased in 2011 with new illustrations from the very talented Noa Chaikin. Her second book, Into the Outside, (co-authored with Henry Dixon) is Young Adult science fiction. It was originally published as the short story "Into the Outside-Out of Ewr," which is available on Kindle. It's sequel, Into the Yellow Zone, is coming soon.