Sherry Shahan has more than 35 fiction and nonfiction books to her credit, including Skin and Bones (A. Whitman & Co.), a quirky love story set in an Eating Disorders Unit of a hospital. Her short stories, articles, and essays have appeared in the L.A. Times, Oxford University Press, Christian Science Monitor, Backpacker, Country Living, Family Fun, ZYZZYVA, Exposition Review and others. As a travel writer, she’s ridden in a dogsled for the first part of the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, hiked a leech-infested rainforest in Australia, snorkeled with penguins in the Galapagos, and surfed in Barbados. She holds an MFA and teaches an ongoing writing course for UCLA Extension. She lives and works on the central coast of California.