Posted by Kat on Sunday, March 24th at 4:58 PM

Hi there! I'm Kat Mellon, author of The Atavists Trilogy (YA) and Creation (Literary Fiction). I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in English in 2012.

Even as a kid, I enjoyed writing. I still have a drawer full of half-finished books made out of stapled pages from my grade-school years. At some point during my sophomore year of High School, I started writing Darkness Surrounding. Zanni (as she existed in my mind) was the girl I hoped to one day become: witty, sassy, and someone who don't take shit from anyone. I went on to self-publish Darkness Surrounding in 2011 when I was 18—unfortunately, I succumbed to the siren call of "published teenaged author" and released the book before it was truly where I wanted it to be.

Update: As of 2013, I intend to re-write Darkness Surrounding and seek representation for The Atavists Trilogy in the future.