Melissa Caruso is a fantasy author of books of magic, murder, machinations, and mayhem. Her debut novel, THE TETHERED MAGE (Orbit, 2017), was shortlisted for the Gemmell Morningstar award and begins the Swords and Fire trilogy, which also includes THE DEFIANT HEIR (Orbit, 2018), and THE UNBOUND EMPIRE (Orbit, 2019). Her second fantasy trilogy, Rooks and Ruin, begins with THE OBSIDIAN TOWER (Orbit, 2020) and continues with THE QUICKSILVER COURT, forthcoming in October 2021 from Orbit Books.
Melissa is a fantasy writer, tea drinker, larper, mom, and all-around geek. Despite being born on the summer solstice and going to school in an old mansion with a secret door, she has yet to develop any known superpowers. She lives in Massachusetts with her video game designer husband and two superlative daughters, and has been known to do battle in ballgowns.
Melissa is represented by the amazing Naomi Davis of BookEnds Literary.