Elyse Salpeter is the author of ten novels and a host of short stories. She loves mixing "the real with the fantastic" in her books. She takes different scenarios and creates worlds where things just aren't what they appear to be. Her Dark Fantasy Series, THE WORLD OF KAROV and THE RUBY AMULET take us to other realms filled with magic and evil... Her Kelsey Porter series, starting with THE HUNT FOR XANADU takes us on a thriller ride steeped in Buddhist spiritual mysteries. Her two YA novels, FLYING TO THE LIGHT and FLYING TO THE FIRE are about a young deaf boy who knows what happens to you when you die and now people are after him for the answers. The books are fast paced thrillers that keeps the reader on their toes, never quite knowing who, and who not, to trust. When she's not writing, she's cooking, working out, running after her twins and trying to be a gardener - trying is the operative word!