Maren Soderbeck lives with her family in Wisconsin, close enough to the border to also be considered Minnesotan. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture—a degree which was lovingly tossed aside to raise two book-loving monsters well on their way to wearing out their library cards. Inspired as a teenager by S.E. Hinton’s THE OUTSIDERS, she writes books for young people with the idea in mind that, no matter their circumstance, every person deserves to be able to find themselves in literature. When she isn’t busy writing books, reading books, or watching movies based on books, you can find her at the nearest ice cream shop.