N.J. Layouni has been weaving stories all of her life--even before she could actually write. For many years, she was a dedicated 'closet writer'. As a result, the attic space of her home is stuffed to the rafters with piles of aging manuscripts depicting fantastical romantic adventures. Tales of daring sword-wielding heroes and strong, feisty damsels who aren't too tough to accept a helping hand sometimes. She lives in Lancashire, UK with her husband, two kids, and their cat.