Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband, who loves her; her dog, who adores her; and her cats, who tolerate her. After several wonderful years in the library world, Julie now writes full-time. When she's not writing or reliving her reference desk glory days, she can be found watching made-for-TV movies, hunting for the perfect slice of cheese pizza, or planning her next great travel adventure. She is also the author of the young adult novels, Puddin', Ramona Blue, Side Effects May Vary,and Dumplin' (now a Netflix original film). This is her first book for middle-grade readers. You can visit Julie at www.juliemurphywrites.com.