Allyson S. Barkley is the author of the Until the Stars Are Dead fantasy series, and many other never-to-be-published novels, short stories, poems, and essays. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Allyson grew up an avid reader, writer, and horseback rider. She finds herself particularly inspired by hikes in far-off places, strangers in coffee shops, and clever music lyrics.
Allyson earned a degree in Global Studies and Hispanic Literatures & Cultures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Durham, North Carolina with her husband and their two cats.