The origins of Scorpius Books trace back to when a five-year-old J.M. Rankin first stuck some note-pad pages together to form a six-page book about her pet. She continued to create small books throughout her childhood, both at home and at school, adding binding and cover designs, spending hours on their creation.

Her love of the supernatural and paranormal evolved in her teenage years and she wrote her first full length novel at the age of 15.

In 2012, she took the plunge and published her first novel, Darkness Forbidden, the first in the Dark Trilogy, under the banner of Scorpius Books, named after her daughter’s birth sign.

In 2018, after a year of planning, Scorpius Books acquired the rights to publish The Boffee Bears, an out-of-print series of six children’s books, which will be released over the next year, along with the last book in the Dark Trilogy.

It is hoped that Scorpius Books will be ready to accept author submissions by the end of 2019.

J.M. Rankin currently resides in Essex in England with her husband, daughter and their crazy cat.