By day I am a mental health counselor, by night I am a tea drinking television connoisseur (Earl Grey forever). I live in a little, old house in Iowa City, IA with my daughter, husband, an old rescue Beagle named Betsy, and Calcifer the bearded dragon (named after the fire demon in Howl's Moving Castle. The daughter insisted). I am an extroverted introvert. I love being a Midwesterner, but I wouldn't mind a few months in Norway someday. I also have a curious habit of looking at real estate in New Zealand and Vancouver. I have written a couple of contemporary (quasi) realistic YA books and am working on a third. I hope the world gets to see them one day. I am represented by Alexandra Weiss of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.