Jennifer Coats has lived in five different states, one of them three times. She came back to Minnesota on purpose, fully aware of the terrible winters. She is a teacher, mother of two daughters, and euphonium player. Jennifer is an eclectic reader who has so many books she could use them to add on to her house. Her writing assistants are a grumpy old Bengal, a confused Shih Tzu, and an Orange Tabby who pretends to be sweet but is at least 90% evil. Jennifer received a BS in Education from Indiana University and holds an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. She writes young adult fiction, fantasy, and middle grade books.