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.
In a modern day fairy tale, Red Riding Hood must fight an evil queen out to destroy all stories, forever. But Red does not know her identity, or her own powers. Can she learn to trust herself in time to save every tale in the world? And if she does, will she still be human enough to rejoin the boy she loves?