Cari Pearson (aka Carol Pearson) was born in Seymour, Indiana in 1976. She holds a bachelors degree in Mathematical Economics from Ball State University and a masters in International Relations from the University of Indianapolis. While working on her masters, she became fascinated by the influence of both warcraft and religion on political development. She uses this background to inform her science fiction writing.
Her favorite science fiction authors are Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson.