Tonya Macalino lives in that space between—where the intoxicating juxtaposition between past and present teases the senses, taunts the gossamer of almost-memory. Haunted by story, she seeks it in the shadows of the landscapes of history and in the blinding glare of what-may-come, both alone and with her family of children’s book authors, Raymond, Damien, & Heléna Macalino. Tonya’s national award-winning urban fantasy thrillers, THE SPECTRE OF INTENTION and THE SHADES OF VENICE series, combine the mythic surrealism of Pan’s Labyrinth with the thrill ride that is Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Watch in late 2014 for the debut of her children’s chapter book series GATES with the release of INTO THE HARE WOOD. On her brief visits to reality, Tonya serves as President of NIWA, the Northwest Independent Writers Association (www.NIWAwriters.com) and as co-chair of downtown Hillsboro, Oregon’s Bards & Brews author reading series.