Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her that she could travel anywhere in the world through stories. She never forgot that advice.
Mindy's travels took her through multiple careers. After graduating from Princeton University, Mindy considered becoming a professional stage manager or a rabbi. Ultimately, though, she settled on being a lawyer, working as a litigator at a large Washington firm. When she realized that lawyering kept her from writing (and dating and sleeping and otherwise living a normal life), Mindy became a librarian, managing large law firm libraries. Mindy now writes full time.
Mindy's travels have also taken her through various literary genres. In addition to her Red Dress Ink books, Mindy has written numerous short stories and six fantasy novels, including the award-winning, best-selling The Glasswrights' Apprentice.
I have always read from a variety of genres: fantasy, science fiction, mystery, literary fiction, and creative non-fiction most often find their way onto my "to-be-read" shelf. I also read a lot of books published for young adults, in addition to the more traditional books published by adults. Some of my favorite authors include Carol Berg, MaryJanice Davidson, Kyra Davis, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Candace Havens, Julie Kenner, Jackie Kessler, Nancy Kress, Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Mlynowski, Melissa Senate, Maria Snyder, Shanna Swendson, and Scott Westerfeld.
Magic and the Modern Girl
Red Dress Ink (Harlequin), Roc (PenguinPutnam)
In her spare time, Mindy quilts, cooks, and tries to tame the endless to-be-read shelf in her home library. Her husband and an often-changing-number of cats do their best to fill the left-over minutes.
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