Holly Cupala wrote teen romance novels before she ever actually experienced teen romance. When she did, it became all about tragic poetry and slightly less tragic novels. She has worked with the Western Washington chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, been a readergirlz diva, and now serves on the board of the University of Washington Writing Program and teaches writing to teens and adults. When she isn't writing and making art, she spends time with her husband and children near Seattle, Washington. These days, her writing is less about tragedy and more about hope. 

TELL ME A SECRET and DON'T BREATHE A WORD are available from HarperCollins. Ten percent of the author's proceeds go toward World Vision's Hope for Sexually Exploited Girls.