This week, we're reading Fangirl (which I'm super excited about, I might add.) Rainbow Rowell is our author and, yes, before you ask, that IS her real name.
She lives in Nebraska with her husband and her two sons, and a lot of her fiction takes place in Nebraska. There's actually not a TON out there about her or her personal life, but she has done a litany of interviews and talked about Eleanor & Park (a book written just before Fangirl) extensively in interviews.
She, of course, is present on just about all social media, and the best place to find it all is over at her website.