Roxanne Heath’s interests and ambitions have changed a plethora of times, but the one constant has been her affinity for fiction. Inspired by the works of C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle, Roxanne began writing short stories at the age of seven, progressing to novellas by the age of twelve, and completing her first novel-length story at the age of fifteen. Keeping her love for the craft alive throughout a rigorous, scientific academic career, she published her first novel at the age of twenty-two (Smoke) and her second novel a year later (Risen). Her style of writing is self-described as new adult dark fantasy, grounded in the realism and grit of the real world yet often enhanced by those things which lurk in the shadows.