Julie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen and has since written twenty-three novels. Her novel Cross My Heart won the 2010 Whitney Award for best romance, and her novels Eyes Like Mine and Death Thieves were both Whitney Award finalists. She won the Crown Heart Award for The Fortune Café. She has one husband, three kids, one dog, and a varying number of fish, frogs, and salamanders (depending on attrition). She loves writing, reading, traveling, speaking at schools, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.