Carol Van Natta is a USA TODAY bestselling science fiction and fantasy author. Works include the adventurous Central Galactic Concordance space opera series that starts with OVERLOAD FLUX, MINDER RISING, PICO'S CRUSH, and JUMPER'S HOPE, and the smokin' hot Ice Age Shifters™ series that starts with SHIFTER MATE MAGIC, SHIFT OF DESTINY, HEART OF A DIRE WOLF, and DIRE WOLF WANTED. She is the co-author of a retro-science fiction comedy, Hooray for Holopticon, which is very different from her solo works, but lots of fun. She shares her Fort Collins, CO home with a sometime mad scientist and various cats. Find her on Facebook at facebook.com/CarolVanNattaAuthor, and visit her on the web at Author.CarolVanNatta.com, and sign up to get her newsletter at bit.ly/CVN-news.