Claire Hekkala is a college student currently attending the Oregon State University Honors College. She is an only child, but her cat Misty and dog Nelly make certain that even without siblings, she is never truly alone. She has played violin for eleven years, recently started learning the ukulele, and has five fully stocked bookcases in her room at home. Despite her voracious reading habits, she never gets tired of reading and writing, and it’s quite possible that she would do it all day if she had the time. She loves the Pacific Northwest, but also loves to travel and takes way too many pictures when she does. She can be contacted on a Tumblr blog which she made solely for her authorial exploits.