Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens.
Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master in Teaching (Middle and High School English) degree from the University of Washington. In the end, she decided writing was the way for her but believes all of her education prepared her for it.
She currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and four cats.