Before we begin I would like to point you all to an AMAZING contest run by Tahereh. I don't usually take the time to point out these things, but not only are the prizes incredible, the contest itself is unbelievably creative. So be sure to check it out.
Today's author is Beverley BevenFlorez. Beverley has quite a bit of information about herself available on her bio (thank you Bev) but was still difficult to figure out. Some Supernatural creatures hide their identities well.
She's obviously sweet and very involved in the kidlitosphere. She blogs every Friday about the best posts of the week so has a great resource available (and I don't just point you there because she's mentioned me twice). She has an agent, she's been writing forever (well, not FOREVER but you know) and she writes YA and MG fantasy.
She's friendly, she's loyal (her husband was deployed to Iraq for quite some time and their marriage is still strong), and she's creative. But what really clinched it for me was the description of her work in progress (which btw sounds awesome and I want to read it NOW so get to work). It's about a MERMAID. Yep. Sure she's written about witches too, but she clearly belongs in the former category.
She even lives in Orange CA so she can reach the ocean if she needs to.
So, Beverley, tell us - is it hard to get around without your tail?