Heather E. Hutsell was born in Fort Worth, TX, and spent her earliest years on Bainbridge Island, WA, before setting out to see the world at age 17. She started writing at age 11, knowing after entering and winning awards through the Young Author's program through school (and for the next 2 years following) that she was determined to be a published author. Her first book, "Awakening Alice"--a sequel to Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland", was first published in the collaborative work "Ghost on the Highway" in 2006. She then went on to self-publish "Awakening Alice" along with its sequel "A Ticket for Patience" in an illustrated version, in 2007. Her next three books: "The Inter-Twinning" and "The Labyrinth of Empty" (both part of a trilogy in progress) and "By Blood, By Moon" followed in consecutive years. Future books (already in the works) include a prequel to "By Blood, By Moon"; a Steampunk oriented Victorian mystery (and others to follow); an illustrated book of short stories and "The Open Book"--the final installation to the Twins trilogy. Further information on the authoress can be found through www.snailpie.com .