Malaena Medford was born in California, spent her early childhood in Utah, and eventually moved to Wyoming where she began writing stories at age twelve. She still resides in Wyoming, where she continues to pursue her passion for writing fantasy fiction. Lycantis was originally written as a short story for a quest submission in a videogame, where it got many positive reviews from peers. The quest story was declined, and so her friends convinced her to start writing it as an actual novel. The step into the world of fantasy and fiction writing prompted many other projects. She incorporates her own dreams and personal experiences into these works. Lycantis will always be her favorite among her different novels and series. Note that she finds it rather strange to be talking about herself in the third person.