Former software engineer, Carol Berg majored in mathematics at Rice University and computer science at the University of Colorado, so she wouldn’t have to write papers. But a friend duped her into writing fiction, and the habit ate her life. Carol’s fourteen epic fantasy novels have won national and international awards, including the Geffen Award, multiple Colorado Book Awards, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. They’ve been read, so readers tell her, on five continents, on a submarine under the Mediterranean, in the war zone of Iraq, and on the slopes of Denali. Her newest, Dust and Light, is the first in a new fantasy/mystery duology about a sorcerer who draws portraits of the dead. Publishers Weekly calls it “a captivating and satisfying fantasy epic” and RT Book Reviews names it “outstanding” and a Top Pick. The second in the duology, Ash and Silver, will be released in 2015. Carol camps, hikes, and bikes in Colorado and lives on the internet at www.carolberg.com.