J.L. Brown has been in love with books ever since reading the Boxcar Children. Once determined to be an editor, they were part of many First Reads programs and attend numerous book conventions. A change of career path (as happens when in college) led to graduate school, where they study neurological diseases, but they continue to read voraciously in their non-existent spare time. They live with a green-cheeked velociraptor who has the run of the house and has an appropriate fantasy-themed name. All-time favorite books include Sunshine by Robin McKinley, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and Magic's Pawn by Mercedes Lackey.