Tessa Gratton has wanted to be a paleontologist or a wizard since she was seven.
Alas, she turned out too impatient to hunt dinosaurs, but is still searching for a someone to teach her magic.
After traveling the world with her military family, she acquired a BA (and the important parts of an MA) in Gender Studies, then settled down in Kansas with her partner, her cats, and her mutant dog.
She now spends her days staring at the sky and telling lots of stories about magic.
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