Aurelia Flaming was born and raised in Los Angeles. She decided to be a writer at age ten, and wrote her first novella at age eleven. It was not very good. In high school, she wrote her first novel. It was also not very good. She studied literature and writing at Kenyon College, and since dropping out of grad school, Aurelia has worked as a bartender, nanny for a movie business family, and executive assistant, taking time off to travel whenever possible (she's particularly proud of her passport stamps for Uzbekistan, Laos, and the Comoros Islands), because exploring this world is just as much fun as inventing new ones. She currently lives in Portland, OR with her partner and as many books as she can find space for, and is still writing.