Katie Swaney was born, raised, and still lives outside of Omaha, Nebraska. A proud, life-long book nerd and writer, she can be found buried in a book or attempting to translate the stories from her mind onto paper.

Katie grew up on a steady diet of fantastical adventure movies and books: from Indiana Jones to Harry Potter, and everything in between. Now, she writes about strong young women and the adventures that change their lives.

Her first book, The Aurora Bazaar, is available for sale on March 1, 2019.

(Pictures by Heather Hall Photography)