LORIEL RYON has long held a passion for science and books. During her childhood she was often found with her nose in a book, even at the dinner table. Now a writer of middle grade and young adult fiction, she finds that her stories are often influenced by these two interests, as well as her upbringing in a bicultural family. Loriel is a registered nurse who holds bachelor's degrees in both nursing and biology. She currently lives in New Mexico with her husband and her two daughters who also share her love of reading. Her debut middle grade novel INTO THE TALL, TALL GRASS was published by Margaret K. McElderry Books in Spring 2020.