Karen Marie Moning graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in Society and Law. She worked as a bartender, a computer consultant, and an insurance specialist before returning to her first dream: writing. "I have always been fascinated by words, by their power to create and entertain. I can still recall the exhilaration I felt when my mother took me to a library for the first time--all those infinite worlds begging to be explored. I was an addict from that moment." Karen Moning lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her cat, Moonshadow. She is currently at work on a second novel, coming soon from Dell.Moning, Karen Marie is the author of 'Beyond the Highland Mist', published 2004 under ISBN 9780440242161 and ISBN 0440242169.