Betina Krahn lives in Florida. She has two sons, Nathan and Zebulun, and a feisty salt-and-pepper schnauzer. With a degree in biology and a graduate degree in counseling, she has worked in teaching, personnel management, and mental health. She had a mercifully brief stint as a boys' soccer coach, makes terrific lasagna, routinely kills houseplants, and is incurably optimistic about the human race. She believes the world needs a bit more truth, a lot more justice, a whole lot more love and laughter. She attributes her outlook to having married an unflinching optimist and two great-grandmothers actually named "Pollyanna."