Bestselling writer Diana Pharaoh Francis has written several popular fantasy series. The Path trilogy, which includes Path of Fate (nominated for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award), Path of Honor and Path of Blood, is epic fantasy. She has also written the Crosspointe Chronicles, including The Cipher, The Black Ship, The Turning Tide, and The Hollow Crown. She also writes The Horngate Witches series, Bitter Night (nominated for the RT Best Urban Fantasy 2010), Crimson Wind (Nominated for the RT best Urban Fantasy Heroine, 2011), and Shadow City (a Top Pick at RT), and Blood Winter. Her latest series is the Diamond City Magic books, beginning with Trace of Magic, which also earned an RT top pick and a nomination for Best Independent Urban Fantasy novel. The second book is Edge of Dreams, also a RT Top Pick, also nominated for Best Independent Fantasy Novel. Whisper of Shadows is the third book in the series. Diana has also launched the Mission: Magic series with the short romantic paranormal novel The Incubus Job.