R.V. Butler was raised among the fairies in the foothills of northern California, where she learned the magic of storytelling from a variety of wizards, witches, mermaids, and superheroes. To her chagrin, she was never kidnapped by pirates or abducted by aliens, but she managed to find adventure in books, TV Shows, Movies, and video games.

R.V. currently lives in northern Nevada with her husband, mom, two dogs, and two cats. Besides writing, she occupies her time doing housewifely things and substitute teaching at the local middle and high schools, and every November, she straightens her Viking helmet to participate in NaNoWriMo.