Eileen Boggess, author of Mia the Meek, Mia the Melodramatic, and Mia the Magnificent, is a former middle school teacher with a Master’s Degree in Middle Level Education. A native Iowan, Eileen currently lives in Urbandale, IA with her husband and two children. Besides teaching a children’s literature course and supervising student teachers at Upper Iowa University, Eileen also enjoys spending her days traveling to schools for author visits, where she laughs and learns with the students. (To learn more about Eileen’s school visits and forthcoming books, please visit her website www.eileenboggess.com.) An enthusiastic member of the Iowa chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Eileen is presently working on several young adult manuscripts.