Lynda Engler grew up in New Jersey, but spent most of her life in 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 with illustrations from the very talented Noa Chaikin (Middle Grade fantasy) was published in 2011. Her second book, Into the Outside, (co-authored with Henry Dixon) is Young Adult dystopian science fiction. It's sequel, Into the Yellow Zone, was published March 2017 and is currently at work on the conclusion to the trilogy, Under the Mountain.