• Born in Oregon’s suburbs and raised in its wild west, Molly Elwood grew up reading at the dinner table, while riding a bike, and at weddings and funerals. After getting her master’s in writing at Portland State University, she traveled the world a bit, so if anyone asked her to write about, say, hitchhiking in Ireland or the street food in China or the rats in France or the tarantulas in Panama, she’d be ready. She now lives as a copywriter and novelist in Portland, Oregon, enjoying good books and bad movies and scheming ways to get on a plane to anywhere.