Grace sutherlin is the pen name of Amy R. Schmukler. She is a southern writer and former English instructor with four completed manuscripts and one manuscript in progress. Although she resided in metro Atlanta from 2001-2014, she recently moved back to her home state of North Carolina. She is a native of Kernersville, North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds Bacherlor's and Master's degrees in Middle Grade Education with a concentration in Communications. She has taught in both the public and private educational sectors. Currently, she is at work on her next manuscript and resides near Research Triangle Park, NC with her husband, Bruce, and their beloved feline, Chewie. You may also find her on Linkedin, Goodreads, Blogger, and her website,