A.M. Tuomala grew up searching the mountains of West Virginia for dragons and elves–and when she didn’t find them, she began to create them. She developed a love for languages almost as soon as she’d discovered the written word, and to this day she delights in learning the languages of Earth and building the languages of other worlds. Tuomala now lives in upstate New York, where she studies Gothic fiction and fantasies of progress. Tuomala’s debut novel, Erekos, was released in September of 2010 by Candlemark & Gleam.

Some of Tuomala’s favorite books are Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, the Discworld series, Octavia Butler’s work, the Silmarillion, and the Octavian Nothing books. She also loves tabletop gaming and watching welding videos on YouTube.