Trish McCallan was born in Eugene, Oregon, and grew up in
Washington State, where she began crafting stories at an
early age. Her first books were illustrated in crayon, bound
with red yarn, and sold for a nickel at her lemonade stand.
Trish grew up to earn a bachelor’s degree in English
literature with a concentration in creative writing from
Western Washington University, taking jobs as a bookkeeper
and human-resource specialist before finally quitting her
day job to write full time. Forged in Fire came about
after a marathon reading session, and a bottle of Nyquil
that sparked a vivid dream. She lives today in eastern
Washington. An avid animal lover, she currently shares her
home with three golden retrievers, a black lab mix and a cat.