Courtney Allison Moulton lives in rural Michigan with her family, horse, donkey, and a flock of spoiled sheep. She is a full-time author and has always loved studying ancient civilizations and writing about magic and monsters. Her debut novel ANGELFIRE was published when she was just 24 years old.
I was born in Austin, Texas on August 18, 1986 and my family bounced around several states until we finally settled in Michigan. My cherished Sicilian, Greek, North African, Arabic, French, and English ancestry has blessed me with unique features. I struggled with my identity throughout my entire childhood, sparking an obsession with Ancient Mediterranean civilizations in search of where I came from. I was a Girl Scout who dabbled in gymnastics and volleyball until I discovered horseback riding and it quickly consumed my heart and soul. My childhood and teen years were well-spent at horse shows and I grew up on a Northern Michigan lake. My voracious reading habits started with Goosebumps books, Nancy Drew mysteries, and stories from America's Wild West. I am the oldest of five siblings and my huge family means more to me than anything.
These days I own a horse (a Swedish warmblood mare named Pia) and my passion is hunter/jumper riding. We raise sheep and even have a miniature spotted donkey named Cosmonaut. I collect 1980's My Little Ponies, am obsessed with the Old West, and love playing Pokemon, The Sims, and Nancy Drew PC games. My greatest influences are Kelley Armstrong, JK Rowling, and Laurell K. Hamilton, and if I were trapped on a deserted island with only one book to read until I was killed by wild boars or pirates I'd hope that book would be Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams. If I weren't an author, I would be an astronaut or archaeologist, but it's hard to have a farm full of animals with those careers so here I am.
When I was sixteen, I wrote a one-act play for my creative writing class that became my first novel. For NaNoWriMo in November 2008, I wrote ANGELFIRE and the next year when I was 23 years old, my agent sold the trilogy to Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. I am represented by Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio and she is the queen of the world. My favorite part of writing is the research and I tend to get obsessive over topics. I am currently hard at work on one of my 150+ unfinished manuscripts, and love to write about magic, monsters, parallel worlds, history, romance, and snarky/violent immortals.