Morgen Rich grew up in the southwestern U.S., where the sky reminds humans just how small they really are. Staring up at a sky stretching into forever prompted her to wonder what was there, and thus, her writing career in speculative fiction began. She lives mostly in Pennsylvania with her husband and two Great Pyrenees, Bianca and Tahoe. She spends her free time gardening and remodeling the 100-year old house they call home. On occasion, she lives in Lincoln, England.
Morgen will be first to say that no author is an island. Fantasy by female authors Marion Zimmer Bradley, Octavia Butler, and Anne McCaffrey has had a strong influence on Morgen’s imagination and writing. She’ll tell you that The Mists of Avalon gave her a different perspective on Celtic medieval fantasy, that the Xenogenesis Trilogy showed her how complex human beings can be, and that The Dragonriders of Pern destroyed every notion she had of genre boundaries. She cherishes the insight, support, and camaraderie of fellow members of the Dragon Writers Collective–indie authors Brian Rathbone, MR Mathias, Tom Bielawski, and Scott Baughman. She promotes the work of women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror through her membership in the non-profit organization Broad Universe.
Her current project is a speculative fiction series. It begins with Incorrigible: Secrets Past & Present, which was initially released as a serial novel. Incorrigible is also Book One of The Staves of Warrant, an epic science fantasy trilogy set in the Shifting Worlds universe. Books Two (Discordant: Kin Foreign & Familiar) and Three (Seditious: Promises Broken & Bound) will be available in 2014.