Kim Smejkal lives with her family on Vancouver Island in Canada, which means she’s often lost in the woods or wandering a beach. She writes dark fantasy for young adults and not-so-young adults, always with a touch of magic. Her debut novel, INK IN THE BLOOD, released in February 2020 from HMH, with the sequel, CURSE OF THE DIVINE, to follow in February 2021. She is represented by Danial Lazar of Writers House. Follow her online at kimsmejkal.com and on Twitter and Instagram at @kimsmejkal.