Julie A. D'Arcy grew up reading the likes of Lord of the Rings, Once and Future King, and every fairy-tale she could get her hands on. Later on falling in love with the works of David Gemmell, Terry Brooks, and Johanna Lindsey. Her love of the Fantasy and Romance genres, and her love of books prompted her to try her hand at writing her own novel. Her first book, Time of the Wolf, was first published in 1999 and went on to win the 1999 Dorothy Parker RIO Award for Women's fantasy fiction.