Hi! Meet Essie. Essie was once given a tee shirt warning people they might end up in her books. As a wife, over-volunteer, mom of three, caretaker of pets, and someone with a vibrant career in education, Essie is more than a casual observer of life. Her superpowers are her empathy and love of learning, and they wonderfully weave real bits of humanity into fictional stories that she hopes readers stay up too late reading. When she is not writing, she is searching for the next book which allows her to walk in someone else’s shoes for a bit. In fact, that is why she developed a love of reading in the first place. Essie believes books are the best chance to escape the known experience and relate to characters, settings, experiences, and learn something about ourselves and those around us in the process. Everyone has a story.