About the Authors

Devin Lee Carlson is the pseudonym for coauthors Debra DeCosta and Laurie Allen, who have been writing together for over twenty years.

Debbie lives in Western North Carolina where she writes and works part-time as a freelance copyeditor. Once upon a time, she earned a Bachelor’s in Chemistry and held jobs at Pfizer, Inc. as scientist, technical writer, and editor for the company’s online Knowledge Base. Those days long gone, besides her passion for writing, she loves to work on polymer clay and jewelry, hike, and spoil her dog, Eli.

Debbie and Laurie hold a passion for writing fiction, especially urban fantasy, paranormal, and fantasy.



L.E. Allen writes solo as well as with coauthor Debbie.


Laurie resides in sunny Florida where she enjoys writing. A Bachelor’s in English comes in handy and her long career as a Technical Illustrator pays the bills. Formerly secretary for the Emerald Coast Writers from 2009 to 2012, she now runs a critique group and volunteers as a chairperson of the Crestview Writers Group.


Laurie had a blast with the lamas when visiting Debbie.


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