Evie Manieri’s fantasy series has been strongly influenced by her longstanding passion for intricacy, as well as her background in medieval history and theater. When not weaving together the threads of her plots, she can be found knitting lace shawls, watching classic films from the '30s and '40s, and singing Renaissance polyphony (though not all three at once). The only thing she likes more than a thunderstorm is a really violent thunderstorm. She lives in New York City with her husband, her daughter, a drowsy dog and a chatty parakeet. Evie's debut novel, Blood's Pride (Book I in the Shattered Kingdoms trilogy), is out now from Tor Books (US) and Jo Fletcher Books (UK). Fortune's Blight, Book II in the series, is due out February 17.