Jennifer R. Hubbard (www.jenniferhubbard.com) is the author of three novels for young adults, including The Secret Year and Try Not to Breathe. She has also written Loner in the Garret: A Writer’s Companion. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in theNorth American Review, AMC Outdoors, Cricket, flashquake, Hunger Mountain, and other magazines. She has taught writing workshops at Delaware County Community College and at regional conferences for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Whenever she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys hiking.