Leigh Townsend lives in Houston, TX with a whippet-mix dog and an African grey parrot, both of which were rescued. Her personal library consists mainly of fantasy and science-related non-fiction, as well as the last decade of National Geographic. She is a self-proclaimed “bird nerd” who has traveled all over Texas, to many corners of the United States, and even to Panama in her quest to see new birds. (Her life list currently stands at 767 species.) She has written two full-length novels and several short stories, with more to come!