Susan Krinard is an author of paranormal romance, science fiction, and fantasy. Krinard received a BFA in Illustration from the California College of Arts and Crafts. She became inspired to become an author when a close friend of hers read a romantic "Beauty and the Beast"-like excerpt she'd written and suggested she try her hand at romance novels. Prince of Wolves, her first romance novel, sold within a year as part of a three book contract. Since then she has been published by HQN, Luna Books, Bantam Books, and Berkley Books. Krinard's works often build upon one another. For example, the sister of the male protagonist in her werewolf romance, "Touch Of A Wolf" is the central character in a later novel, "Once A Wolf". Her stories portray paranormal beings, including vampires, werewolves, and extraterrestrials, interacting with and becoming the love interest of human characters. Her urban fantasy series Midgard, beginning with the first novel Mist was released in July 2013 and the follow-up, Black Ice, was published in August 2014. Battlestorm, the third volume, was released in spring 2016. Krinard is originally from the Bay area, lived in Toronto in the 1980s, and now lives in New Mexico with her husband.