I’m a writer living in rural Iowa. Have you heard the Interstate-80 Iowa song? It’s about driving through Iowa: “corn, corn, corn–look a tree!–corn, corn, corn, Iowa Citeeeee”. That’s pretty much what it’s like. I love living in Iowa.
Here’s a picture of me:
And here is a picture of my kitchen table, which is where I write:
I write on a computer named Pip, a shiny silver stealth MacBook laptop.
If you’re wondering how to pronounce my tricky last name, Prineas, click here.
My husband is a mad scientist. Here’s a picture of the Device in his physics lab:
There’s a Device in The Magic Thief, too. What a coincidence!
We have two kids and one cat named Feather:
And I have two dogs!
One’s name is Athena, and she is a goddess among dogs.
The other’s name is Fin, and he is a big doofus:
And I have five goats. Here’s a picture of one of them, Poppy, and her baby, Pepper:
And four chicks of the apocalypse:
Here are some more things about me: Originally I’m from Lyme, Connecticut (yes, that’s the town where Lyme Disease comes from). I went to college in Minnesota and then did a PhD in English literature.
Before writing The Magic Thief, I wrote a lot of fantasy stories for adults; I didn’t even think of myself as a writer for children until my agent sold the book and two sequels to HarperCollins Children’s. Now I’m having a lot of fun being a kids book writer. Another thing about me is that I have a thing for dragons. I even have a collection of dragon action figures and a dragon tattoo!