Kathryn Purdie is the author of the YA fantasy, BURNING GLASS (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins) and the sequel, CRYSTAL BLADE. Her lifelong love of storytelling has ranged from making home video productions and directing neighborhood plays as a child, composing sappy poetry and writing avidly in her journal as a teenager, to later studying classical acting in high school and college, including The Oxford School of Drama. The writing bug bit her when she was in recovery from donating a kidney to my older brother. She found her old stash of short stories, and the inspiration for her first novel struck. She’s been writing darkly fantastical stories ever since. A lover of art in all forms, Kathryn also enjoys singing and playing the guitar. Her husband is equally artistic. They keep busy raising three rambunctious and creative children. Kathryn can be found online at www.kathrynpurdie.com.