About the Author
M.L. Hamilton has been a high school English teacher for the last 20 years. She has always taught at the same school in the central valley of California. She teaches American literature, yearbook, and journalism. She has advised the production of the school magazine for the last decade.She shares her home with two of her sons, three dogs, and two cats. Her oldest son has left the nest for college. Between band competitions and sporting events, she finds a little time to write.She began writing the first novel in the World of Samar series, Emerald, in high school. It has gone through many incarnations since that time. In 2008, she self-published it in two volumes. In 2009, she finished a contemporary fiction novel and entered it in the Amazon Break-Through Novel Contest. That novel, Ravensong, made it past the first round. In 2009, Emerald was picked up for publication by Wild Wolf Publishing. The second novel in the World of Samar series, The Heirs of Eldon, was released the following year, followed by The Star of Eldon in 2012. This year the fourth installment, The Spirit of Eldon, will be out in print and ebook formats.
Thank you to my family!
Sincerest thanks is due to everyone who contributed to Emerald: my brother for his artistic vision on the cover, my parents and my fellow writer friend, Eileen Martin, for editing the manuscript, and my sons who suffered through my many questions when they were reading it themselves. I could never have done any of this without your help and support. Finally, to Wild Wolf for giving a new writer a chance.