A. S. Thornton is the author of Daughter of the Salt King (CamCat Books, 2021). She has evolved from book blogger to author with a particular fondness for writing forbidden love in ancient deserts. She lives with her husband who deserves a trophy for the amount of gooey love scenes he's edited. After spending time in Chicago and Colorado, they decided the snow is wholly overrated, and settled in Northern California. When not writing, she's taking care of dogs and cats as a veterinarian. You'll never find animals at the center of her writing, though. Those fictional worlds don't have veterinarians and her literal brain can't accept that the poor critters would be without parasite prevention. Learn more about her on IG @as_thornton and visit her website asthornton.com.