By day, I teach 5th and 6th grade at a tiny school in the middle of the country in rural Minnesota. By night, I read books... and when inspiration strikes, scribble the words on paper (or type them, depending on my mood).
So hard to choose! Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey, anything by Sarah Dessen, Heist Society by Ally Carter, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen, Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer, Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy, anything by Mac Barnett, and tons of others...
"If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space."
"You only live once, but if you do it right once is all you need."