Carolyn Jewel lives in northern California with her son, three cats, a border collie, several chickens, and some sheep. Also the Fudgester. Writing about the characters who keep visiting her imagination is a dream come true. Ms. Jewel has an MA in English and is also a database administator who specializes in, um, administering databases. It's not quite as exciting as writing. She loves to hear from readers, so please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more at: Carolynjewel.com, Twitter, @cjewel Facebook, www.facebook.com/CarolynJewelAuthor.