L. Penelope has been writing since she could hold a pen and loves getting lost in the worlds in her head. She writes paranormal and fantasy romance with characters who match the real world. Her debut novel, Song of Blood & Stone, won the 2016 Self-Publishing eBook Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. The previously self-published fantasy series was picked up by St. Martin’s Press for publication starting 2018. She lives in Maryland with her family.