Emily Hartzell is a small town girl from Indiana. She is an Indiana University graduate with a Bachelors Degree in English with an emphasis on writing. In her early days she was leery of reading until Mrs. Williams assigned her The Giver in 6th grade, and her life was forever changed. Now, she enjoys all kinds of books – from historical romance to dystopian fiction. When she isn’t reading, she enjoys creating culinary experiments, or as her family would say, generally making a mess in the kitchen.