The Athele Series has two authors; Kaitlin Nichols and Michael Branch.
Kaitlin is from Omaha, NE, and attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. She enjoys things such as running, dancing, writing, Patrick Stewart pontificating about the letter 'B', and going through a hair color change at least once a year. She is occasionally eaten by the internet, but always finds her way back into the real world. Sorta.
Michael is from Winona, MS, and graduated from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. He enjoys video games, anime, manga, DnD, and occasionally driving his wife to distraction. He is often the one reaching out and putting Kaitlin back in the real world after her little excursions, or pushing her head-first into another one.
Kaitlin and Michael met in 2006 through their writing. Around the same time, they began discussing what would become the Athele Series. They married in 2009, and taught English in South Korea for a year before pursuing publication.