JPC Allen started her writing career in second grade with an homage to Scooby Doo. With a B.A. in both English and history and a Masters of Library Science, she worked for ten years as a children’s librarian in public libraries. She is a member of ACFW and is a 2016 Genesis semi-finalist in the YA category. Both sides of her family come from West Virginia, and she has enjoyed researching the setting for her book and capturing the color and rhythm of the local dialect. She hopes that The Truth and Other Strangers will be the first book in a series about Junior Lody and his family. She lives with her family in Ohio.