Originally from Chicago, Julia Ember now resides in sunny Scotland, where she has learned to enjoy both haggis and black pudding. She spends her days working as a professional Book Nerd and her nights writing YA Romantic Fantasy novels. She also spends an inordinate amount of time managing her growing city-based menagerie of pets with Harry Potter–themed names. Presently, she is the haggard slave of the cats Sirius Black and Luna Lovegood and Bellatrix Le Snake. A lifelong horse-lover, she also owns a freakishly adorable cob pony called Africa. Her animals tend to make cameo appearances in her writing.
A world traveler since childhood, Julia has now visited over sixty countries. Her travels inspire the fictional worlds she writes about, and she populates those worlds with magic and monsters.
When she isn’t working or writing, Julia enjoys exploring the magical city of Edinburgh, riding horses, reading too many books, and trying out new restaurants!