When not writing fantasy novels, Melissa Macfie enjoys a variety of artistic endeavors such as drawing, painting, and sculpting. A dedicated English teacher for over 15 years, she holds an M.Ed. from Rutgers University. and has spent the last sixteen years as a public school English teacher. Her interest in fantasy and science fiction led her to serve as the co-host of Alpha Centauri & Beyond, an Internet talk radio show about science and science fiction. Her books, Fate’s Hand and Reliquary’s Choice, have been climbing the ranks on Amazon where in the past year she has been ranked one in “Paranormal and Urban Fantasy,” and in the top 50 in all science and fantasy.