Kelly Gay is the critically acclaimed author of the Charlie Madigan urban fantasy series. She is a multi-published author with works translated into several different languages. She is a two-time RITA nominee, an ARRA nominee, a Goodreads Choice Award finalist, and a SIBA Book Prize Long List finalist. Kelly is also the recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council fellowship grant in literature. Within the Halo universe, she has authored the widely lauded novel Halo: Renegades, the novella Halo: Smoke and Shadow, and the short story "Into the Fire," featured in Halo: Fractures. She can be found online at kellygay.com.