Born just outside of Washington, DC, Meridel Newton has loved fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember, and started writing her own stories from a very young age. Though she picked up many interests over the years, from geology to Japanese, writing remained a steady constant throughout her life. She wrote The Puppet Kingdom, her first novel, while living in Japan. The upcoming sequel has been a trans-oceanic undertaking, but it is finally nearing completion.
Meridel went to Bryn Mawr College and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. When she is not writing, she is working as an advocate for renewable energy and for a transformed energy policy leading to a zero-carbon future.