Julie Kagawa is the international and New York Times bestselling American author of young adult fiction. She is best known for the Iron Fey, Blood of Eden, Talon dragon saga, and Shadow of the Fox series.
Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento but moved to Hawaii with her family at age nine. There she spent much of her time in the ocean when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.
Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.
She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years until her first book sold, and she stopped training to write full-time.
In 2010, three novellas in the Iron Fey series: Winter's Passage, Summer's Crossing, and Iron's Prophecy, were published together as The Iron Legends.
Julie Kagawa has written a spin-off series of Iron Fey called Call of the Forgotten. The first book, The Lost Prince, was published in October 2012. The second book, The Iron Traitor, was published on 29 October 2013.
Her new series, The Storm Dragon Saga, is a middle-grade fantasy trilogy set in a world of floating islands where only the rich own dragons until a poor boy named Remy finds an orphaned baby dragon and becomes the focus of a mission to save his realm from destruction. The publication will begin in 2024.
Julie Kagawa now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two obnoxious cats, and a pair of Australian Shepherds. She also draws illustrations that match her books.
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