S.L. Hannah was born in Poland, grew up in Canada, and moved to Southern California to pursue her love of single-engine airplanes. The Need is her first erotic thriller. The manuscript won the 2013 Florida Romance Writers Golden Palm Contest for New Adult Romance, and is an adaptation of a screenplay her husband wrote about a woman struggling to free herself from her lover's physical and emotional binds. Released on August 25, 2015, buzz about the break-out novel calls it "one powerful piece of writing...creepy as hell." S.L. Hannah lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband. When she's not writing fiction, she continues to solve the aviation problems of the world.