Dianne Sylvan, author of the Shadow World novels as well as two books on NeoPagan spirituality (The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition and The Body Sacred), lives in Austin, Texas, the only sane part of the entire state, where she longs for redwood trees and hoodie weather.
She is an unabashed Mac enthusiast, a froofy iced coffee beverage addict, a Type II Bipolar, a chronic Twitterer and Tumblrholic, a snark maven, a Spiritual Nomad, a shameless Vampire Diaries/Arrow/Sherlock/Doctor Who/Sleepy Hollow/Grimm/Daily Show/Avengers fangirl and card-carrying member of the Cumbercollective, a happy herbivore, a bit of a moody Scorpio, a sock junkie, a slightly freaky tattooed postmodern hippie, a cupcake baker extraordinaire, and is prone to hyperbole as well as fits of profanity, damn it.
Her heroes include Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Joss Whedon, Mayim Bialik, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, and Martha Beck.
She collects vegan cookbooks, wacky t-shirts, blank journals, obsessions, and dust.
She lives with two neurotic cats, Stella and Owen, pictured below.