Evette Davis, a science fiction and fantasy writer, is the author of 48 States, which Kirkus named one of the Best Indie Books of 2022. Davis is also the author of Woman King and Dark Horse, the first two installments of the Dark Horse Trilogy. In 2014 Davis founded Flesh & Bone, an independent publishing imprint. In 2015 Dark Horse was honored at the San Francisco Book Festival. In 2023 and 2017, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library honored Davis as a Library Laureate. Her work has also been published in the San Francisco Chronicle. When she’s not writing novels, Davis advises some of the country’s largest corporations, nonprofits, and institutions as a consultant and co-owner of BergDavis Public Affairs, an award-winning San Francisco–based consulting firm. Before establishing her firm, Davis worked in Washington as a press secretary for a member of Congress. She previously was a reporter for daily newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Davis splits her time between San Francisco and Sun Valley, Idaho.