Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5'5" on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf. She's got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators, and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and two cats. And no, she still can't reach the stupid top shelf.