Mari Murdock is a freelance writer specializing in tabletop gaming content and fiction. She is best known for her work on the Legend of the Five Rings IP, having written the Scorpion Clan novella Whispers of Shadow and Steel and other L5R fiction for Fantasy Flight Games and Alderac Entertainment Group. She has also had a smattering of fiction and gaming content published by Gallant Knight Games, Outland Entertainment, Green Ronin Publishing, and Heads & Tails Publishing. Besides freelance and teaching, her current projects include live-play streaming for Gallant Knight Games along with being a professional dungeon master for Dungeon Master Direct

Mari has a special place in her heart for projects involving monsters, both sinister and benign, and loves finding inspiration from mythology and folk traditions. When she is not knee-deep in projects, Mari can be found reading old sci fi pulp novels, finding treasure in antique shops, and cooking Asian fusion. She currently lives in Salt Lake City with her husband Scott.