Rukis is a freelance illustrator and writer living in South Carolina.  She is the writer and one of the artists behind the comic 'Red Lantern' and many other anthropomorphic comics and novels.  Appalachian girl through and through, when not drawing or writing she enjoys hiking in and around the Smoky Mountains, gardening and cooking, hanging out with her chickens, and getting slobbered on by her two enormous dogs.  She's also a dedicated nerd who still enjoys playing Rhythm Dance Games, RPGs, D&D and other tabletop games, and has a dice collection that could fill a fish tank.