DIANE MORLAN is the author of the Jennifer Penny mystery series. Diane likes to brag that she has had a library card since she was in Kindergarten. When she was fifteen years old, her family moved to Minneapolis. Since then she has considered both Illinois and Minnesota her home state. In 1977, Diane earned a B.A. in Social Work at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Currently she is semi-retired, works part-time at Kishwaukee College Library, and lives in Sycamore, IL. Diane has three children and seven grandchildren.