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Originally from Canada, I grew up on a steady diet of loyalist adventure stories. It wasn’t until I moved to Chicago after completing an English degree from McGill and a journalism degree from the University of King’s College, that I learned that not everybody sees the loyalists as the heroes. Now living in the Chicago-area, I dream up young adult novels of a different sort: more kissing, less guns, but always a lot of loyalty. When I'm not writing, I'm working at an education think tank and living with my husband and our three sons. I know a lot about baseball. I have no choice.

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