A BIT ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born Tsiphuneah M. Becker, her friends and family call her "Steph." Always a fan of second breakfasts, hobbits, and Grimm’s fairy tales, she spent her childhood afternoons buried in a book or acting out scenes from her imagination in the woods beside her house.
In high school, she discovered theater and began a recording of The Hobbit for her younger siblings, complete with different voices for each character.
Today, T.M. Becker lives in South Central Pennsylvania with her husband and nine children "in a log house full of books, soccer gear, and perpetually mismatched socks."
In the occupied land of Atruria, magic is a crime. But for Arabella of Maitlan, learning her mother's craft is far more important than the distant threat from the land's cruel overlords—until those men arrive at her door, with chains. Read on