Cheryl Rainfield is the author of the award-winning SCARS, a novel about a teen sexual abuse survivor who used self-harm to cope, and HUNTED, a teen telepath on the run from government troopers. STAINED, about a teen who is abducted and must save herself, comes out from Harcourt in the fall of 2013. Cheryl draws on her trauma history in her books; she's an incest and ritual abuse survivor, feminist, and queer, and an avid book reader and book lover. She both writes and creates art. Cheryl lives with her little dog, Petal.