About Madeline

Let's see. What do you need to know about me?

If you're here, I'm thinking you already know I write books. But what else? I taught high school for ten years--English and occasionally psychology.

I'm also a wife and a mom (both of which I still find ridiculous, as I still feel like I'm about 17). I have two cats and a sister. I have a dad who's awesome, a mom whose memory is awesome, and a love of dinosaurs and outer space.

When I learned that a private company was looking for applicants to go on a one-way journey to colonize Mars, I seriously considered throwing my name into the ring (but then I figured the husband-and-children thing might be an issue).

(I like using parenthesis.)

I have a cheesy sense of humor. I love to laugh. The show Tree House Masters makes me want to live in a tree house. I unintentionally memorize things.

Independence Day and Jurassic Park are two of my favorite movies ever. And I don't know if they'll ever fall from their lofty place in my heart. I also love Jurassic World. It made me squee in the best possible ways. Also, if Jurassic World were an actual theme park, I would want to ride the baby dinos.

Pizza is possibly the world's most perfect food, so far as I'm concerned.

In general, I'm a morning person. Like, creepily so. I used to have to I apologize to my first hour class. They would tell me to cut back on the number of cups of coffee I drink in the morning.

I don't drink coffee.

If I could have one super power, it would be teleportation. No doubt. Can you imagine how awesome that'd be? You'd be like, "Hm, I think it'd be nice to visit [insert name of place here]." Then, BAM, you'd be there. Don't get me wrong, there's a time for the scenic route. But, honestly, sometimes, ain't nobody got time for that.

...Yeah. Basically that's me.