Eileen Rendahl is the bestselling and award-winning author of the Messenger series and four Chick Lit novels. She also writes the Popcorn Shop Mysteries as Kristi Abbott, and the Funeral Parlor Mysteries as Lillian Bell. She started writing for the worst of reasons – she thought it would be easy! She quickly found out otherwise and has spent years working on her craft. One of the things she loves about writing is that push to always learn and grow. She has had many jobs and lived in many cities, and feels unbelievably lucky to be where she is now and to be doing what she's doing.