Eva Cassel discovered romance novels on her thirteenth birthday, when a friend cluelessly grabbed and gifted a particularly torrid example off her mother's bookshelf. When she encountered the first love scene Eva's eyes bugged out and an addiction was born.
Her favourites were always the novels thick with psychological tension, smouldering eye contact and page-turning power dynamics. Hundreds of pirates (and years of therapy) later, she just couldn't contain herself any longer and began feverishly writing her own.
Otherwise, she's a graduate student in English, living on the lush west coast of Canada, designing clothing for fun, and trying to get Zen any way she can.