Lucy Carmel Hibbett was born and raised just outside of Dublin, Ireland. As a child, Lucy’s home was crammed to the rafters with books, love, and laughter. She credits her parents and her aunts (the two Carmels) with nurturing her passion for reading and storytelling from an early age. She also credits them with her love of sweet things and her inevitable fall into type two diabetes, but don’t tell them that. (Close your eyes, Mammy and Daddy Hibbett!)

Lucy now lives with her husband, their two little girls, and her dogs in a village not far from her family home. She spends her time writing, reading, and protecting the world from the trail of mischief and mayhem left behind by her daughters. She has reached ninja levels of secret eating and can open and consume vast levels of chocolate without being caught by her children. If you knew her eldest daughter, you’d realize this is an impressive feat–Sherlock Holmes has nothing on that kid.

Lucy’s favorite authors include Cassandra Clare, Maeve Binchy, Sarah J Maas, Laini Taylor, Maggie Stiefvater, Trudi Canavan, Jaymin Eve, Oscar Wilde, Kazuo Ishiguru, and many, many more. Lucy’s debut series, The Demon-Born Trilogy was released in 2016 and became an instant Amazon bestseller. She ate cake to celebrate. In secret.