Sarah McCoy is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of "<a href="http://sarahmccoy.com/the-mapmakers-children/">The Mapmaker’s Children</a>"; "<a href="http://sarahmccoy.com/the-bakers-daughter/">The Baker’s Daughter</a>," a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee; the novella “The Branch of Hazel” in "<a href="http://sarahmccoy.com/grand-central/">Grand Central</a>"; and "<a href="http://sarahmccoy.com/the-time-it-snowed-in-puerto-rico/">The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico</a>". <a href="http://sarahmccoy.com/essays/>Her work</a> has been featured in Real Simple, The Millions, Your Health Monthly, Huffington Post and other publications. She has taught English writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso. She calls Virginia home but presently lives with her husband, an Army orthopedic surgeon, and their dog, Gilly, in El Paso, Texas. Connect with Sarah on Twitter at <a href="http://www.twitter.com/SarahMMcCoy">@SarahMMcCoy</a>, on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSarahMcCoy.FanPage">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2770941.Sarah_McCoy">Goodreads</a>, or via <a href=" www.sarahmccoy.com. ">her website</a>.