in Kansas and after a childhood spent bouncing between countries (Iran, Taiwan)
and states (Kansas; California; Missouri; Washington, D.C.), she settled in
Kansas City, Missouri, where she lives with her husband and two kids.
Before devoting herself full-time to motherhood and writing, she was a
criminal defense attorney, which is not quite as exciting as it looks on TV.
When she has a free moment, she can usually be found reading, running, or
shoe shopping. The Book of Ivy is her debut YA novel. Find her
online at http://amyengel.net/ or