SHEILA STOWERS was born and raised in Southern Illinois, where she taught high school English for a long time. She now lives in Northeast Arkansas, where she shares a small cabin with an awful lot of cats and a solitary tortoise. She also has a small herd of goats and a flock of chickens, including a rooster who regards her with suspicion. Some of Sheila’s animals helped inspire the characters in her debut young adult fantasy novel titled Biddleborn: A Fantasy World Attacks. When she isn’t caring for animals or writing, Sheila works at a local university, where she stares at data and writes reports.