Shiloh Carroll earned her PhD in English Literature in 2014. Her fascination with medieval fantasy led to studying the portrayals of the Middle Ages in modern culture, which led to writing her own works of medievalist fantasy. Her studies also led to an accidental expertise in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and her book on the subject was released in 2018. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, a couple of cats, and a surfeit of books.