Karen Felsted Ripley (www.kfripley.com) is from Pasco, Washington. As a teen and young adult, she failed at love more times than she wants to remember. After years of getting it wrong, she finally hit the jackpot. Married with four children, she now lives in Utah and enjoys all things outdoorsy. She has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She also has an ongoing love affair with bakeries of all kinds, especially Mexican Pastelerías.