Julie Long was born in Fairfield, Iowa, a typical Midwestern town (the kind with a bandstand in town square), which just happened to become the center of the Transcendental Meditation movement. For several years she lived in Southern California (where she never did find the center of town) before opting for the rural life in Western Pennsylvania. Today she lives on a farm with her husband, extended family, and an English bulldog. She coauthored BABY: An Owner’s Manual, A Mouthful of Truth, and Fat, Dumb & Lazy. This is her first novel. Visit her at JulieLongWrites.com.