Dayna Lorentz is the author of two YA series: Dogs of the Drowned City, and No Safety in Numbers (the first book of which we are reading this week).
She has a bunch of degrees (BA, JD, MFA, and Esq.) and loves school.
Lorentz loves dogs (on her website, she has her bio, and then another bio that is more dog-focused; it lists 8 dogs and one cat).
She also, for some hilarious and awesome reason, has on her website a tutorial on her favorite way to eat a cupcake.