Safiya Farah wrote her first story at the age of nine. Born in San Luis Obispo, California, she grew up in Sacramento, and studied Human Nutrition at Kansas State University, where she now works professionally in her chosen field. However, she never lost her love of writing, especially in the fantasy genre. Recent events, coupled with personal experience, caused her to write The Dwarves of Catalon, which she's been working on for years, the story transforming with her as she ages. Inspired by a loved one, she hopes the series will portray the value of life, the values we share with others, and now, more than ever, the value of the world in which we live.