K.E. Lanning is a writer and scientist. Born in Texas in 1957, she grew up near Houston in the small town of Friendswood, laced with white oyster shell roads and open fields dotted with huge live oaks, riding horses rather than bikes. But nearby, NASA’s space program shepherded thoughts of astrophysics into her head. Lanning received a bachelor’s degree in Physics in 1979 from Stephen F. Austin St. University in Nacogdoches, TX and a MBA in 1986 from the University of Houston. Lanning has long been a fan of science fiction, intrigued by the multi-dimensions of the genre, allowing the author to explore society, humanity, and our future, and bringing the reader along for the ride. She now resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her family.