Growing up with a love of reading, Charmaine Theron’s dream since high school was to write a novel. After school, her career of choice was that of a journalist, but that career path never panned out and she ended up working as a financial manager, on the opposite end of the creative spectrum. After many years of writing the odd poem here and short story there, she finally found her inspiration, placed pen to paper and completed her first novel. Charmaine lives with her fiancé and her teenaged son in Waterfall, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Third Realm is her debut novel and, now that she has discovered her true passion, she plans to continue her journey of writing for many years to come.