K.T. Hunter is a lifelong fan of reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from science fiction (her first love) to science fact, from alternate history to art history and true crime. She credits her parents' encouragement of her creativity and their own love of Star Trek as the spark that lit her literary fires. She received her B.S. in Computer Science from UT-Chattanooga in 1993 and worked as a computer instructor and software developer in the insurance industry for the better part of two decades. Her first novel, 20 Million Leagues Over the Sea, the first novel in the steampunk adventure series The Nemo Paradox, was published independently in 2015. She grew up in the hills of East Tennessee, and now she and her husband, fellow author T. D. Raufson, reside in Chattanooga.