Melissa Mahle is a former spy, movie consultant, and non-fiction author.
Kathryn Dennis is an art director, writer and illustrator with a background in marketing and advertising.
Together, Melissa and Kathryn write adventure-espionage stories for middle grader readers, including the Anatolia Steppe Series and the Junior Spy Series.
When not writing, Melissa and Kathryn crave adventure and travel to strange places, which takes courage, curiosity of the unknown and a very strong intestinal tract.
Eleven-year old Anatolia Steppe arrives in Petra and finds her mother missing. In a world where djinn play mean tricks and someone is always watching, Ana finds a friend in a boy named Gordy. Together they track tomb robbers, uncover a spy, and discover much more than gold and silver.
A surprising twist may even prove to be the end for Ana, as she discovers no one is who they appear to be.