Mary Flint's Red Star trilogy was inspired by her love of reading and enthusiasm for science fiction. Sixteen-year-old Mary, a year older than Christopher Paolini was when he began writing his first book, Eragon, thought, he did it, I can succeed as well. Mary wanted to make her own world inspired by George Lucas's Star Wars sagas, where he made his own universe with his own planets and cultures. This made her want to create her own universe as well. In addition to Star Wars she also loves Richard Paul Evans' Michael Vey series, Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series, and Susanne Collin's Hunger Games trilogy. Mary writes from her South Texas home in the United States.