Lori Goldstein was born into an Italian-Irish family and raised in a small town on the New Jersey shore. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lehigh University and worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer before becoming a full-time author. She currently lives with her husband outside of Boston in a place close enough to the ocean that she can smell the sea from her back deck, yet it still takes an hour to get to the beach. Lori is the author of the young adult contemporary fantasy series Becoming Jinn (Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan, April 21, 2015; sequel, Spring 2016). You can visit her online at www.lorigoldsteinbooks.com, chat with her on Twitter at @loriagoldstein, or Facebook at www.facebook.com/LoriGoldsteinAuthor.