Kaylie Smith is a writer and lover of all things fantasy. She grew up in Louisiana where she frequently haunted bookstores and practiced her craft. After college she decided to pursue her life-long dream of becoming an author, but when she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found at home with her menagerie of animals, fussing over her houseplants, or annoying people about astrology. You can find her on all social media as @KaylsMoon or check out her website at KaylieSmithBooks.com.
"A page turning debut that’s sure to delight, A Ruinous Fate is a whimsical, action-packed thrillride. Kaylie Smith’s richly imagined world and lively cast of characters will leave readers transported and begging for the sequel."—Adrienne Tooley, author of Sweet & Bitter Magic
“A Ruinous Fate is filled with fantasy tropes you know and love, made all the richer with a diverse cast of magical beings. A story about the power of defying fate and fighting for the ones you love, this action-packed fantasy adventure and high stakes roll of the dice is like playing Dungeons Dragons with your best friends! I’m at the edge of my seat until book two!”—Aiden Thomas, New York Times best-selling author of Cemetery Boys and Lost in the Never Woods
“A spellbinding debut brimming with adventure, romance, and loveable characters you’ll gladly follow into the shadows of their vivid world. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and the twists are as unpredictable as a roll of the dice.”—Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Lore
“With an unforgettable cast and stratospherically high stakes, A Ruinous Fate is a lush debut that explores what it means to take control of your own destiny despite the cards, or dice, you’ve been given. Smith expertly weaves swoon-worthy romance into an action-packed plot, and readers will root for Calla to choose herself and change her fate."—Andrea Hannah, author of Where Darkness Blooms