Ripley Patton lives in Portland, Oregon with one cat, two teenagers, and a man who wants to live on a boat. She is an award-winning short story writer and author of The PSS Chronicles, a young adult paranormal thriller series. The first book of the series, Ghost Hand, was a 2013 Cybil Award Nominee and a semi-finalist for the Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards. Ripley’s only real vices are writing, eating M&Ms, and watching reality television. You can find out more about her and her work at ripleypatton.com.