Martina Boone is the award-winning author of Lake of Destiny and the Celtic Legends collection of novels for adult readers, and the romantic Southern Gothic Heirs of Watson Island series for young adults, including Compulsion, Persuasion, and Illusion, from Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse.

She lives in Virginia with her husband, children, a Sheltie, and a lopsided cat. She’s passionate about supporting literacy and the love of reading, and when she isn’t writing, she loves traveling to the kinds of magical settings where her books are set. She’s also addicted to horses, skiing, chocolate-flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it. Insomnia is her one and only superpower.