Stephanie Guerra has an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame. She teaches children’s literature and writing at Seattle University. She also teaches creative writing at King County Jail and King County Juvenile Detention Center, and researches and speaks about literacy instruction for at-risk teens. Stephanie lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and children. TORN is her first novel. Her next book, BILLY THE KID IS NOT CRAZY, will be out in fall of 2013.