Elizabeth Lim is the author of Six Crimson Cranes, the Blood of Stars duology, including Spin the Dawn and Unravel the Dusk, the New York Times bestseller So This is Love, and Reflection.
She grew up on a hearty staple of fairy tales, myths, and songs. Her passion for storytelling began around age 10, when she started writing fanfics for Sailor Moon, Sweet Valley, and Star Wars, and posted them online to discover, ‘Wow, people actually read my stuff. And that’s kinda cool!’ But after one of her teachers told her she had ‘too much voice’ in her essays, Elizabeth took a break from creative writing to focus on not flunking English. Over the years, Elizabeth became a film and video game composer, and even went so far as to get a doctorate in music composition.
But she always missed writing, and she turned to penning stories when she needed a breather from grad school. One day, she decided to write and finish a novel – for kicks, at first, then things became serious – and she hasn’t looked back since. Elizabeth graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in music and a secondary in East Asian Studies. She completed her graduate degrees (MM, DMA) at The Juilliard School. After growing up in Northern California (with a brief stint in Tokyo, Japan), she now lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.