Kalena Miller grew up in College Station, TX with her mom, dad, and the most photographed hamster in history. After high school, she moved a thousand miles north to attend Carleton College, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors in Religious Studies. After a brief stint working as a behavior technician in Seattle, Kalena decided she missed school too much, so she spent the next two years pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Hamline University.
Now that she is finally done with educational things (at least for the time being), Kalena lives in Hopkins, Minnesota with her husband, Kenny, and Toy Australian Shepherd, Toshley. She mostly writes middle grade and young adult contemporary fiction, though she could be bribed to produce some sub-par poetry. She loves books that will make her laugh and make her cry (preferably at the same time), and she firmly believes that all quality novels should feature a cat.
When she is not writing, Kalena enjoys tap dancing, scrapbooking, and watching an embarrassing amount of reality television.
Photo credit: Pallavi Sharma.