As a child, R.J. Anderson immersed herself in fairy tales and the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Now married and a mother of three, Rebecca reads to her sons the classic works of fantasy and science fiction that enlivened her own childhood, and tries to bring a similar timeless wonder to the novels she writes for children and young adults. She lives in the beautiful theatre town of Stratford, Ontario.