Lauren Sergeant never expected to be a writer. She never expected a lot of things that are now true, though. Somehow, composing poetry, blogging, and studying to earn her bachelor’s degree in International Studies combined with a love for the fantasy genre led to writing the Children of the Glaring Dawn series. Lauren creates compelling cultures and fascinating, relatable characters in lush imaginary realms, all of which she introduces in her debut novel, Light of Distant Suns. When she is not writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a good book, whether it be fantasy, history, physics, or calculus. She lives in Opelika, Alabama with her husband and son, though she grew up in Southern California and never imagined calling the American South home. It seems the unanticipated things in life are sometimes the most delightful.