M. C. Aquila graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in English. After studying and experimenting in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, she happily discovered that fiction writing was her one true love. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA but currently resides in South Carolina, loved for its beaches and sweet Southern matriarchs and feared for its humid summers and college football rivalries (though some consider this a plus). She now aspires to be a prolific independent author.
When she is not co-writing the Winter’s Blight series, she tutors both native speakers and ESL students in English, giving her a renewed love for the strange wonderfulness of the language. A born and bred nerd, she is forever a wannabe artist who spends more time working on a fancomic (Triforce of Power) based on the Legend of Zelda video games than she does actually playing any games. She also loves attempting to bake, searching for the best red wine in existence, and reading anything with a villain she loves to hate.