Kristy Dallas Alley is a high school librarian in Memphis, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, four kids, three cats, and an indeterminate number of fish. She studied creative writing at Rhodes College in another lifetime and holds a M.S. in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership from the University of Memphis. In an ideal world, she would do nothing but sit on a beach and read every single day of her life, but in reality she's pretty happy reading on her front porch, neglecting the gardens she enthusiastically plants each spring, and cooking huge meals regardless of the number of people around to eat them. The Ballad of Ami Miles is her debut novel.
Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer, The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Case Histories series by Kate Atkinson, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
"You do not have to be good." -Mary Oliver