Audrey Coulthurst writes YA books that tend to involve magic, horses, and kissing the wrong people. When she's not dreaming up new stories, she can usually be found painting, singing, or on the back of a horse. Audrey has a master's degree in writing from Portland State University. She lives in Santa Monica, California. She is the author of Inkmistress and Of Fire and Stars, which was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Visit her online at www.audreycoulthurst.com.
Asra's rich emotions in the face of difficult choices in this coming-of-age saga will absorb audiences. --Booklist Engag[es] teens in a mystical world of darkness and blood magic. Fans of dragons, dark magic, and romance will embrace this novel. --School Library Journal Praise for OF FIRE AND STARS: This book is bold enough to create a world that moves beyond the prejudices we are still fighting in our real world. --Caitlyn Paxson, NPR Praise for OF FIRE AND STARS: Lovely...a worthy debut that succeeds as both an adventure and a romance. --Booklist Praise for OF FIRE AND STARS: I devoured Of Fire and Stars in two sittings; it's a delightful debut, full of all the things I like best in a fantasy story, including not one but two wonderful heroines. I'm looking forward to seeing what Audrey does in the future! --Mercedes Lackey, New York Times bestselling author of over 125 books, including the Valdemar series Coulthurst emphasizes self-reliance, forgiveness, and the redemptive power of love in this satisfying tale --Publishers Weekly Praise for OF FIRE AND STARS: A deeply romantic, bold, and nuanced fantasy. You will be captivated by Denna and Mare and their star-crossed love for each other. --Malinda Lo, Author of Ash and Huntress Praise for OF FIRE AND STARS: Murder, mayhem, magic, romance--and horses...a romantic fantasy that will appeal to those who appreciate character-driven novels. --Kirkus Reviews Praise for OF FIRE AND STARS: Coulthursts's debut is an absolute delight; I loved seeing these smart, fierce princesses fall in captivating, slow-burn love as they investigate political assassinations and unravel magical conspiracies. --Corinne Duyvis, author of Otherbound and On the Edge of Gone Praise for OF FIRE AND STARS: Romantic, compelling, and bursting with fascinating characters, Of Fire and Stars is the fantasy novel we've all been waiting for. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Praise for OF FIRE AND STARS: A powerful and exquisite love story --Publishers Weekly (starred review)