Marissa Bauder is a long-time lover of reading, particularly young adult novels. Now she is writing her very own stories, published by Black Opal Books. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in a book or in her Kindle, Bauder can be found jamming out to tunes with her kids; snuggling up with her cat, her dog, and a warm blanket; or indulging in some hot chocolate and reality television. Bauder has lived all over the continental United States, but currently resides in southeastern Ohio with her family.