Aryl Shanti, also known as Lyra Shanti, is a novelist, poet, playwright, and songwriter who currently lives in Florida with partner and spouse, Timothyne, and their two insane cats. A lover of nature, animals, anime, music, theatre, movies, myths, and of course, great books, Aryl seeks inspiration from everywhere possible.
Author of the award-winning science fantasy series, Shiva XIV, Aryl is a dreamer of worlds far away. More books include The Artist, a wild tale of love, madness, and redemption, as well as The Rainbow Serpent, a re-imagining of Adam and Eve.
After publicly coming out as trans male, Aryl is ready to begin a new adventure in publishing. On the horizon is a YA urban fantasy series and a coming-of-age LGBTQ story, ever so slightly based on the author's youth. Look for those soon!