Words are Jeanine Berry's passion. She began her career as a journalist but that deadline-driven world left her little time for her own writing. Haunted by a desire to put her imagined worlds down on paper in novel form, she pursued her creative writing dreams. Her first fantasy novel was published in 2000, and several more have followed. She is also the co-author of an SF series. Dayspring Destiny, the final book of her Dayspring series, took the 2004 Eppie for best fantasy novel.