More than you need to know:
I grew up in a small town in the midwest on a diet of Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling. In 2008, I graduated from Ohio University (go Bobcats!) with bachelors' degrees in English and Sociology/Criminology. A husband, a baby, and a few moves later, I graduated from Wright State University and became a "Master" of Literature. (Ha.) Another baby and another move later, I settled into a career in the educational publishing industry.
Bookwise, I read just about anything that falls in my lap (even tea leaves that look suspiciously like little people in large hats pointing at a tea moon), but some of the authors who warrant a hot cup of chai and a cozy corner include: Rainbow Rowell, George R.R. Martin, Libba Bray, J.K. Rowling (yes, she's a problem, but Potter lives on), Jane Austen, Patrick Rothfuss, and Phillip Pullman.
When I'm not reading, I'm writing. I also enjoy cats, which I feel like is implied...and roller derby, which maybe isn't.