JPC Allen started her writing career in second grade with an homage to Scooby Doo. A former 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 loves to introduce tweens and teens to the adventure of writing through her writing workshops. 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 the Midwest.