Rachael Herron lives in Oakland, California, with her family and has way more animals than she ever planned to, though no sheep or alpaca (yet). She learned to knit at the age of five, and generally only puts the needles down to eat, write, or sleep, and sometimes not even then. She is the author of five Cypress Hollow novels- Eliza's Gift, Lucy's Kiss, Naomi's Wish, Cora's Heart and Fiona's Flame and one standalone, Pack Up the Moon. Her novella, Eliza's Home, a prequel to Eliza's Gift, is now available as an ebook. In 2013 Rachael proudly became a dual US/New Zealand citizen.