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, The Rainbow Serpent, a re-imagining of Adam and Eve, and most recently, a new travel-fantasy romance series called Gemstones.
After publicly coming out as trans male, Aryl is ready to begin a new adventure in publishing (as Aryl Shanti) with a variety of diverse characters and genres.