Alana Joli Abbott is the author of two novels, Into the Reach and Departure, and is the writer for Cowboys and Aliens II. Her work has been featured in roleplaying games, including Chronicles of Ramlar, Steampunk Musha, and the award winning Serenity Adventures. Her short fiction has been featured in the Crown anthologies for DarkQuest Games, at Baeg Tobar, and in online magazines. Her love for fantasy and science fiction has led her to many diverse pursuits, including traveling to visit ancient ruins in Turkey, Greece, Ireland, the UK, and Mexico, singing madrigals, studying stage combat, and practicing kempo karate with her husband. She lives near New Haven, CT.