Nicole Luiken wrote her first book at age thirteen and was published while still in high school. Her YA books are Unlocking the Doors, The Catalyst, Escape to the Overworld, Frost, Dreamfire, Dreamline and the series Violet Eyes, Silver Eyes and Angel Eyes. Her adult titles are Running on Instinct (published as N.M. Luiken), Gate to Kandrith and Soul of Kandrith. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and three kids. It is impossible for her to go more than three days in a row without writing.