Emily McKay is the author of The Farm and The Lair, which won the RITA (c) award in 2013. She enjoys reading, shopping, and talking about movies. She reads online gossip and bakes delectable desserts when she's not writing. She acts as if her weekly yoga practice takes care of both of those issues. Her family and her wacky pets live in central Texas with her. As Ivy Adams, she also cowrites young adult literature.