Join Jean's email list at http://jeanlowecarlson.com/ for updates about new releases, ARCs, and exclusive short stories! Award-winning author Jean Lowe Carlson writes adventurous dark fantasy fiction. Her raw and extensive fantasy worlds have been compared to such fantasy names as George R.R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie, Patrick Rothfuss, and Robert Jordan. Jean holds a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND), and has a keen awareness of psychology and human behavior, using it to paint vivid characters set amidst nations in turmoil or societies with riveting secrets. Exciting, challenging, and passionate, her novels take the reader upon dire adventures while exploring deep human truths. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist medal for her dark fantasy "Tears".