Claudia Whitsitt, a seasoned special education teacher and the mother of five grown children, (yes, that means she’s old and tired) is a Michigan native and lover of both reading and writing. As a young girl, she was inspired by Nancy Drew mysteries. Her passion for mystery spurred the penning of a book of her own, the young adult novel, The Wrong Guy, which will be published later this year by Echelon Press. Claudia began her writing career five years ago. Since that time, she has written two additional novels, Identity Issues, and Two of Me. Claudia was honored to have won the 2010 Hummingbird Review/Southern California Writer’s Conference contest with her essay, One Last Pearl. The essay appeared in the Summer/Fall edition of the Hummingbird Review. Claudia can be reached through her website, http://www.claudiawhitsitt.com.