Paula Downing King lives in Pinetop, Arizona, where she works as a managing attorney of five Legal Aid offices and is also the Public Defender for the White Mountain Apache Tribe. She sold her first two novels, Mad Roy's Light and Rinn's Star, in 1989 to Baen Books and Del Rey. She has since sold many other novels and released a fantasy trilogy starting in 2001. In her spare time enjoys reading, cross-stitch and playing guitar. She has published titles as Paula E. Downing (Flare Star, Maia's Veil, Siduri's Net), Paula King, P. K. McAllister (Orion's Dagger) and Paula Downing King .