Tricia is a college professor of communication at University of Wisconsin-Rock County. She is co-editor of "Gendered Identities: Critical Readings of Gender in Children's and Young Adult Literature", 2016 by Routledge. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. Always a lover of a good story, she spent her days reading and dreaming of being a writer, though she never wrote any fiction until much later. After many years off exploring, she returned to her much-too-frigid home state where she lives with her husband and two girls, her parents, and what seems like small zoo. Most of her time goes to shuttling her kids to dance and trying to get the glitter off the kitchen floor as well as planning trips to much warmer destinations. Her debut novel, THE HAUNTED HOUSE PROJECT, published in 2016 by by Sky Pony Press.