Virginia Carmichael is an award-nominated writer of Christian fiction and a homeschooling mom of six young children who rarely wear shoes. She holds degrees in linguistics and religious studies from the University of Oregon, and lives with her habanero-eating husband, Crusberto, who is her polar opposite in all things except faith. Virginia thanks God for the laughter and abundance of hugs that fill her day as she plots her next book. She also writes under the pen name of Mary Jane Hathaway and loves to meet readers on her Facebook page for Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits.