Hi there! My name is Cidney and I'm a full time writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy novels. I'm easily distracted by shiny things such as new book covers, macarons in glass jars, and Mars set against an inky night sky. My recent life has included learning to milk goats, baking thirteen pies for friends who wanted Wedding Pie instead of Cake, and finding myself speaking before a large group while wearing navy tights with a black dress. (My dress wasn't navy???) If you'd like to visit, I hang out at cidneyswanson.com where I natter on about this and that, assuming I haven't been distracted by something shiny. I live in Oregon's Willamette Valley with my family, some cats, and entirely too much rain.