Born in the wilds of north Texas, Shae Ford grew up with very little adult supervision. Much of her childhood was spent exploring the acres surrounding her Nana’s house — often in the company of a rowdy band of cousins and with some form of weaponry strapped to her side. She passed many a hot summer day climbing through hay bales, under stalls, and along the rafters. When asked if she was raised in a barn, she answers proudly: “Yes.” She still prefers jeans over dresses, knives over jewelry, and will only wear make-up if forced. And, like most bona fide Texans, she has an unnatural love of Tex-Mex — but she swears she’s not addicted.
Though she pretends to be civilized, Shae has never quite relinquished her love of adventure. The stories she used to dream up while battling invisible foes down at the creek became the basis of a new realm called the Kingdom, a land where all the many characters bouncing around in her head could finally come to life. She started writing “Harbinger” on a whim in 2010, and has never looked back.