Emma Hartley is an author and artist living in picturesque Portland, Maine. She has been writing and making art since childhood, and has been insatiably curious and industrious her whole life. Emma was a double major in English and Fine Arts and earned her Masters in Art and Design Education. The characters in Emma’s novels are strong, creative, and feisty. When Emma isn’t writing, she’s playing the drums, making art, and exploring every square inch of the Maine coastline. Mend These Broken Stars is her third novel.