Mary Elizabeth Summer
She lives in Portland Oregon with her wife, their daughter, and their evil overlor—er, cat. The books in the Trust Me series are her first published works.
I was pretty much the opposite of Julep. I was shy and bookish, and I worried too much about getting in trouble and what other people thought. The worst thing I ever did was lose my passport while sleeping on a beach in Israel and then lie to my mother about how it happened. But even then, she caught me lying immediately. (I'm like George Washington—I literally cannot tell a lie.) But I loved the opportunity to get into Julep's head and see how the other half lives, the people who have the world all figured out and can manipulate it to suit their purposes. It's heady stuff.