Amber Benson is a writer, director, actor and maker of things. Her latest book, The Witches of Echo Park, was released this January from Penguin. She wrote the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin and the middle grade book, Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. She co-directed the Slamdance feature, Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series, The Ghosts of Albion. She and her co-writer, Christopher Golden, then novelized the Ghosts of Albion universe in two novels for Random House. As an actor, she spent three years as Tara Maclay on the hit television series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer.