The Author: My YA fantasy novel Drift (Tu Books, 2014) is both a Junior Library Guild Selection and a VOYA Top Shelf Honoree. My short fiction appears inOrson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Podcastle, Daily Science Fiction, and elsewhere.  I studied archaeology at BYU, which gave me the opportunity to compile histories from Maya glyphs, excavate in Belize, and work as a faunal analyst. I often draw on my background in archaeology when writing. A long time Idahoan, I now live in Utah with my husband and four kiddos.

The Banner Picture: This is the High Temple at Lamanai, which I visited when I was excavating in Belize.