Anya Allyn was born unexpectedly and without proper instructions. A dreamy girl betwixt the clouds and space, she was given the thing she desired most for her tenth birthday--a microscope--and subsequently developed a penchant for small things: frogs and ants and microbes, and the earth (when viewed from other planets). She considers a mind and body that do not roam free are the living dead. Anya lives in a house by the sea--and slips in and out of forests and through a day, where the wild things are .... She has four adventure-seeking boys and a bookcase filled with adventures. (This photo was taken in 2011, at Ladies Well, in the forests where the Dollhouse book is set.) Anya Allyn enjoys fiction that is a little on the dark side. Also, she enjoys Black Forest Cake just a little too much. She lives with her partner and four children, about an hour away from the Sydney (Australia) rush. She has previously worked as a Features' Editor for Fairfax Media and in promotions. She is the author of The Dark Carousel series and the Lake Ephemeral dark sci fi novel. Dollhouse, her first novel, was published by PLL in May 2014 (Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer).