RM Steiner is first and foremost a disciple of Jesus Christ. Lesser qualifications are that she earned a BA in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, and an MA from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. She has been creating stories with her brother and writing inspiration, Rob Steiner, since she was 7 years old. She came up with her initial ideas for the IAM series when she was 23 years old after going to see Star Trek: First Contact. It was then that she discovered her desire to become an author.