Joy McCullough lives with her husband and two children in the Seattle region, where she writes novels and plays. She is the author of the picture books Harriet's Ruffled Feathers and Champ and Major: First Dogs, as well as the middle grade novels Across the Pond and A Field Guide to Getting Lost. Her debut novel, Blood Water Paint, was a William C. Morris Prize finalist and a William C. Morris Award finalist. Finalist for the Morris Debut Award. JoyMcCullough.com is her website.