Genre: Archaeology Adventure/Mystery/Alternate Historical Fiction
Rai Aren has been in love with reading and storytelling since childhood. She began with her nose in Nancy Drew novels, devouring every book she could get her hands on. She loved them so much that she first tried her hand at writing stories by writing Nancy Drew fan fiction, though she didn't realize at the time that there was a name for it, or that it was a popular past-time for many people. Rai is an avid reader of all kinds of books, and she will often write reviews of books that she loves, whether by NYT bestsellers, or as-yet unknown authors. She enjoys giving credit where credit is due, and is an avid supporter of indie authors. Her 'tbr' pile is currently through the roof!
Rai has been fascinated by ancient Egypt for nearly her entire life. She remembers being introduced to ancient Egyptian culture in Grade 3, and was instantly and permanently captivated.
She was a member of the Society of the Study of Egyptian Antiquities for many years, and has her own personal library of books on this fascinating subject. Rai met her co-author in college, where they spent years together working on projects, and studying for exams. Later on, they found that they shared the same desire to create something fun, memorable and meaningful that would outlive them, an epic story in the form of a novel. After she saw a program on the Discovery Channel, where archaeologists were debating the actual age and origins of the Great Sphinx of Giza, she knew she had found the seed of that story. It became SECRET of the SANDS, which was a labor of love to write. Rai and Tavius E. are working on finalizing the sequel, "DESTINY of the SANDS."
In her spare time, Rai loves to spend time with her family, which includes four very sweet little kitty-cats. Rai also loves to read tons of books;watch movies;go to shows like Cirque du Soleil;have long conversations over dinners with friends and family; go for bike rides and walks in the park; and travel. Rai and her family are vegans, due to their passion for animal rights, and animal welfare. She is also a major science fiction geek, keeping Star Trek and Stargate on the TV as much as her family will allow. She also loves the fan letters that she and Tavius regularly receive, and wants their fans to know how much they mean to them. It inspires her to know how much people have enjoyed 'SECRET of the SANDS' and how eager they are for the sequel. She hopes to one day see both in graphic novel format, and on the big screen in IMAX 3D!