Mandy Mikulencak has been a writer her entire working life. First, as a newspaper reporter and editor, and then as a communications specialist for two national nonprofits and a United Nations agency. Her first book, Burn Girl, was honored with a 2016 Westchester Fiction Award for young adult literature. She has written two works of historical fiction for Kensington Publishing: The Last Suppers, set in 1950s Louisiana, and Forgiveness Road, set in 1970s Mississippi. She lives in the mountains of Southwest Colorado with her husband.