Karin Rita Gastreich lives in Kansas City, Missouri. An ecologist by trade, her past times include camping, hiking, music, and flamenco dance. Karin’s fantasy novels Eolyn and Sword of Shadows are available in Kindle and paperback editions. Her third fantasy novel, Daughter of Aithne, is scheduled for release in spring 2017. In addition to The Silver Web trilogy, Karin has published short stories in Zahir, Adventures for the Average Woman, 69 Flavors of Paranoia, and World Jumping. She works as an Associate Professor of Biology at Avila University and is a recipient of the Andrews Forest Writer’s Residency. Follow Karin’s adventures into fantastic worlds, both real and imagined, at her journal on krgastreich.com.