Susan Waggoner was born in Iowa, grew up in the Minneapolis suburbs, and received degrees from the University of Iowa. Although she often dreams of Minnesota, writing BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE has cured her of longing for a large home on the edge of a lake. She would, however, enjoy an extra bedroom in Manhattan. Her YA novel, NEPTUNE'S TEARS, was shortlisted for the RONA Young Adult Award 2013. She now lives and writes in New York City.