Nalini Singh was born in Fiji in 1977 and raised in New Zealand. She has worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher. Her first book, Desert Warrior, was published in 2003. She is the author of two popular novel series, Guild Hunter and Psy/Changelings. Her other works include Awaken the Senses, Awaken to Pleasure, Bound by Marriage, Craving Beauty, and Secrets in the Marriage Bed. She won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for best novella/novelette in 2008 and 2009. Her fiction novel, Archangel's Shadow, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014.