Joanna Franklin Bell is a writer and mother of three living in rural Maryland with her husband and family. "Muse: A Cat's Story" is her first and only chapter book for young readers. Her contemporary fiction novels for adults are the Amazon bestsellers "Take a Load Off, Mona Jamborski" and "That Birds Would Sing." She is also the author of the children's picture book "Mrs. Just-So," which is currently seeking its illustrator. She is an occasional contributor to "Baltimore Magazine." Many of her articles can be found on various Patch.com news sites, and her award-winning short story can be found on the blog "Single Dad Laughing."