Born in the Deep South and raised right over the Mason Dixon line, USA Today bestselling author Alex Owens grew up not sure where she belonged. That is, until she met up with a traveling Freak Show one fine day. Now she celebrates the unusual and appreciates how interesting life can be when you (ahem) open yourself to unique situations. Now, residing in coastal Virginia, Alex spends her days wrangling words and children, and occasionally a sassy cat (or three), a bull-headed Labrador, and her old, cantankerous horse. Her husband has figured out that toeing the line is easiest in the long run. He’s a smart man.