Born and raised in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Ingrid Steffensen holds a BA from the University of Virginia, an MA from Yale University, and a PhD in art history from the University of Delaware. She has taught art and architectural history at Princeton, Rutgers, NJIT, and Bryn Mawr, and is the author of numerous articles and books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art and architecture. Her memoir Fast Girl: Don’t Brake until You See the Face of God and Other Good Advice from the Racetrack (Seal Press, 2012) tells the tale of a college professor and New Jersey dance mom who discovered her inner speed demon at the racetrack. Digging for Ponies, her latest endeavor and first novel, is the chronicle of a fictional town in central Pennsylvania whose residents—including an adventuresome pig—contend with a parade gone awry, the unexpected discovery of truffles, and love in its many flavors. When she is not in search of the elusive mountain octopus of Galicia nor teaching strange men how to drive like Juan Fangio, she may be found at home in New York City with her husband and daughter, plotting new ways to make herself crazy.