Rie Charles was born in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia and has recently returned there. She spent much of the intervening time in other parts of Canada and the world, including Ontario, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Australia. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work, plays the harp, teaches yoga, and reads voraciously.

Over the years she has worked at many jobs, including teaching in classrooms from kindergarten to Grade Eight, learning from a group of Australian Aborigines, working as a site researcher on a project for disadvantaged children and as a co-facilitator of groups for abused women.

Her not-so-secret passion is writing children’s books. She always has several on the go. No More Dragons is her debut novel for young people.