Sharon Henegar started life in the Midwest, and although she is not in the Witness Protection Program she has lived in 27 houses in seven states. A retired librarian, she now resides in a Midcentury Modern house in Salem, Oregon with her storyteller husband, Steven; Zoe the Springer spaniel-mix dog; and Mrs. Wilberforce, an elderly cat. Together they conduct retreats for writers and storytellers. Henegar believes in home cooking, the restorative powers of humor and dogs, in buying secondhand, that a convertible should be driven with the top down, that life needs dessert, and that M&Ms should be purchased in bulk. She is the author of Sidestep; Shopping on Driveways; and the Willow Falls Mystery Series, including Sleeping Dogs Lie, In Dogs We Trust, and The Dog Prince. She is currently working on the next book in the series, as well as writing her long-running blog about thrifting, Queen of Fifty Cents.