Susan Krinard is a bestselling author of futuristic and paranormal romance novels. She has won a RITA Award for Best Contemporary Fantasy; Affaire de Coeur’s award for Best Up-and-Coming Author of Futuristic, Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance; and the PRISM Award for Best Dark Paranormal and Best Short Fiction for her novella “Kinsman” in the bestselling anthology Out of This World. Her romance Lord of the Beasts hit #33 on the New York Times bestseller list. Most recently, Krinard has published the Nightsiders paranormal romance series with Harlequin Nocturne and the Midgard urban fantasy series with Tor Books.
In this special essay, Krinard reveals the inspiration behind her shifter fiction.