Kylie Chan has a BBus, an MBA in IT, and an MPhil in Creative writing. She started out as an IT consultant specialising in business intelligence systems in Australia, and then had her own consulting business for ten years in Hong Kong. When she returned to Australia, Kylie wrote the bestselling nine-book Dark Heavens fantasy series, followed by the Dragon Empire science fiction trilogy. Her 2023 speculative novel, Minds of Sand and Light, explores the theme of artificial intelligence.