Lavay Byrd is an independent author of fantasy, including her “radically equine” children’s adventure series “Light Horse Dark Horse”. Born and raised in Germany, she has been writing stories for as long as she can remember, influenced by her lifelong passion for horses and her faith in Jesus. From a 9th grade English extra-credit project inspired by a Christian equine allegory, Lavay composed her debut book, The Miraculous Birth, the first book of “Light Horse Dark Horse” at the tender age of 14. In 2013, a NaNoWriMo project of more than 50,000 words led her to the unexpected creation of her new series for teens and young adults, “The Aethon Chronicles”. Today, she lives in Newnan, Georgia with her family, exploring fictional worlds, studying at college, and holding on to her life-long dream of having her own horse.