S. L. Vaden started writing stories at a young age and kept her dream of being an author a secret until her first book was published. Her vivid imagination and love for nature are one of her major driving forces for her books. The Legend of Zelkova is the first series that will expand into its own literary universe. She also writes in sci-fi and romance genres. During her free time she loves to visit different libraries, historic places and wonders of nature. S. L. Vaden is also a fan of anime, and lives with her husband and cats.