"Ilona Andrews" is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Andrew is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Andrew was not an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was not the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Andrew is still sore about that.) Andrew and Ilona currently reside in Georgia with their two children and two dogs, one of whom is clearly neurotic and the other who believes herself to be a thirty pound wolf. They are working on Kate Daniels's next adventure.