Award-winning and USA Today-bestselling author Author of the Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus universe, Lydia Sherrer is a fantasy author whose goal is to leave the world a better place than when she found it. With multiple series, short stories and novellas under her belt, Lydia has been writing for over a decade and enjoys nothing more than a good book, a cup of tea, and a comfy chair in the sunshine.
Growing up in rural Kentucky, she was thoroughly corrupted by a deep love for its rolling countryside, despite the mosquitoes and hay fever. Having been instilled with a craving for literature early on, and her parents had to wrestle books away from her at the dinner table, and hide them from her so she would go to sleep at night. Though she graduated with a dual BA in Chinese and Arabic, after traveling the world she came home and decided to stay there. Currently residing in Louisville, KY, she is supported by her wonderful husband and their two loud, but adorable, cats.
With an enormous passion for life, creating things, and discovering the world, Lydia crams her days with all sorts of adventure when not working on her next book. She loves to play her ocarina (think Zelda), and enjoys traditional archery, cosplay, larping, and art. She believes dark chocolate and tea are legitimate sources of nutrition, and one day hopes to visit every country in the world.
In addition to the award-winning Lily Singer Adventures and The Dark Roads Trilogy urban fantasy series, and her upcoming epic fantasy When the Gods Laughed, Lydia Sherrers short stories have appeared in several anthologies. Her award-winning short story Hope, a post-apocalyptic tale of survival, won in Almond Press 2015 dystopian short story contest and was awarded a place in the anthology, Apocalypse Chronicles. Her non-fiction essays have appeared in the Young Salvationist Magazine.
Lydia is not just out to write good books, but to make the world a better place, one story at a time. Her goal is to write with a purpose and inspire others to dig deep into the life they have been given and to dream big, because the world is built on dreams.
Lydia Sherrer moderates this fascinating discussion that will explore such questions as: How would you define Urban Fantasy? Why do we love urban fantasy so much? What attracts you most to reading and writing urban fantasy? What would you say is the biggest urban fantasy “allure” of your own series? How do you choose how to work in mythology and urban fantasy legend elements into your stories? and more!