JUS ACCARDO grew up reading and learning how to cook. She applied to the Culinary Institute of America and was admitted, determined to follow in her grandfather's footsteps as a chef. But, at the last minute, she recognized that fiction, not food, was her actual calling. Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen trilogy, as well as the Darker Agency novel and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance, from Entangled Publishing. She lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and occasionally guard bear, Oswald, a native New Yorker.