Lavay Byrd is an independent author of inspirational fantasy, including her “radically equine” children’s 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. 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 2010. 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 the woodland parts of Tyrone, Georgia with her two cat-siblings, Leo and Lilly.