Amber Kizer is addicted to trashy reality television, sour candy, loud pop music, and the scent of fresh lilies. Like Auntie in MERIDIAN, Amber finds inspiration in quilting and baking. She likes to write with book-specific scented candles burning and a book-specific playlist going in the background (for MERIDIAN, pine- and fir-scented candles and Celtic folk and rock music). She lives on an island with a menagerie of animals and too many yet-to-be-read books. Amber's debut novel, ONE BUTT CHEEK AT A TIME, was named a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age. She enjoys hearing from readers via her official website, www.AmberKizer.com. You can learn more about Meridian at www.MeridianSozu.com.