S.A. Larsen is an avid reader, childhood apraxia of speech advocate, and Maine-iac ice hockey fan, who has watched more hockey games than she could ever count. She also has a soft spot for the strange and misunderstood, which might explain her love for dipping plain chips in ketchup. Her favorite stories push the boundaries of our world and open harbored emotions to inspire and challenge the heart. She’s the author of Motley Education: The URD Saga Book I (Leap Books, 2016), an international multi award-winning, fantasy-adventure for middle grade readers and Marked Beauty-her debut young adult romance released October 2017 by Ellysian Press. It was named the 2017 New England Book Festival's Runner-Up for YA literature. When she’s not chasing her characters around a cemetery or antagonizing them with the wonders of young love, she lives in the land of lobsters and snowy winters with her husband and four children. Visit her cyber home at www.salarsenbooks.com and find her on Twitter @SA_Larsen and Instagram sa.larsen.