Cara Mentzel is a writer and a teacher. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1996. She returned to CU Boulder in 2004 for her teaching certificate and Masters in Elementary Education with an emphasis in child literacy. She received her National Board certification as a reading teacher in 2011. Cara lives in Boulder, Colorado with the love of her life. She has two teenage boys who like to reprimand her for cursing too much, and an older stepson who is an aspiring musician. She also has two dogs with whom she has much in common, a Border collie with OCD and a Maltipoo with a weak bladder. Voice Lessons is her first book.