Rachael Herron is the bestselling author of the literary novels Pack Up the Moon (named a 2016 Editor’s Pick by Library Journal), Splinters of Light and Pack Up the Moon (all from Penguin), the Darling Bay and Cypress Hollow series, and the memoir, A Life in Stitches (Chronicle). She received her MFA in writing from Mills College, Oakland. She's a New Zealand citizen as well as an American, and she is a proud member of the NaNoWriMo Writers Board. She teaches writing extension workshops at both UC Berkeley and Stanford. Visit her at www.rachaelherron.com or on Twitter at rachaelherron.