M. L. Wang was born in Wisconsin in 1992, decided she wanted to be an author at the age of nine, and never grew up. She currently splits her time between writing fantasy books and working at a martial arts school in her home city of Madison.

When she isn’t building worlds on the page, she builds them in her aquarium full of small, smart fish that love to explore castles and don’t make noise during writing time.

About the Books:

The Theonite Series is the product of over ten years of writing, research, and rampant imagination. I have gone to absurd lengths–majored in history, learned multiple foreign languages, even studied abroad with a West African oral traditionalist–to realize the universe of these books. The idea behind the series has always been to revel in all the fun and action typical of YA adventure while also exploring deeper (less-fun) issues of gender, ethnicity, and power. Basically, it’s the story that I—as a goofy biracial nerd child— always wanted to read.

Installments in the series thus far include Book I: Planet AdynBook II: Orbit, and The Sword of Kaigen.