Dionne Richardson is a researcher, teacher, and former librarian. She lives in Northern Virginia and enjoys biking, hiking, and speaking Mandarin. She’s traveled around the world but likes her couch the best. She’s been writing for almost twenty years after reading the American Girl series and deciding she could write better characters and worlds. She published a short story called “Heart” in The First Line literary magazine in 2019 but has been writing a never-ending YA fantasy novel since 2011. Her favorite genres are fantasy, manga, and romantic comedies. In her spare time, she studies herbology and concocts potions in her kitchen for family and friends. Her Instagram handle is @_deerichardson_.