Mette Ivie Harrison is the author of MIRA, MIRROR (2004, Viking), THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND (2007, HarperEos), THE PRINCESS AND THE BEAR (2009, HarperEos), THE PRINCESS AND THE SNOWBIRD (HarperTeen 2010) and the forthcoming TRIS AND IZZIE (Egmont, Octover 2011). She is a competitive triathlete and has a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Princeton University (1995). She has five children and lives in Layton, Utah. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, quilting, and is learning to play the piano as an adult. She loves Dr. Who, JMW Turner, Amish quilts, chocolate, and Jane Austen everything.