About the Author
Jennifer Trout Quattrochi grew up in Hanover, Indiana, a rural southern Indiana college town much like the one depicted in "Barges." She originally wrote about Beth when she was 14 years old and, upon rediscovering these teenage works, decided to rewrite them. She holds a B.A. in English from Knox College and an M.A. in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School. She has authored two blogs and published several articles for Wheaton's alumni magazine, but this is her first novel. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Jim, and three children, Joe, David, and Lydia, two of whom she homeschools.