My neck of the woods...
S.F. Henson is the critically acclaimed author of Devils Within, a 2018 William C. Morris Award finalist, Alabama Library Association 2019 Young Adult Award winner, Kirkus Best Book of 2017, and YALSA 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults. Born and raised in the deep south, SF graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Animal Science, which she put to great use by attending law school. Her law degree has gotten some mileage, though, giving her the experience to write about criminals and other dark, nefarious subjects. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, her dog, and her oddly named cat.
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