About the author

Mande Matthews

<p>Mande Matthews is a #1 international bestselling author of fantasy fiction and an award-winning artist. She read her gateway fantasy novel, <em>The Sword of Shannara</em>, at thirteen and has since been hooked on all things magical, birthing her life-long quest to create enchanted worlds with both words and images.&nbsp; Mande lives in the realms of imagination where she occasionally surfaces to face the real world aided by her minions: a husband who plays the dog drum (the belly of their border collie), and a menagerie of furred, feathered and mostly magical friends.</p><p></p>