Kathleen Kelly Halverson lives in Olney, Maryland. She and her husband Jeff have one son, Matthew Seong-jin, whom they adopted from South Korea in 2009. Kathleen works as an editor/writer/social media specialist for a nonprofit in Rockville, MD. An avid reader and passionate advocate for animals (especially senior dogs), Kathleen enjoys spending time with her family and their two dogs, beagle brothers Jupiter (11) and Tyson (7). Out of all her roles in life, being Matthew's mom is the one that brings Kathleen the most joy.