Jolene grew up on a farm in northeastern Colorado and now lives in a suburb of Denver, where she’s been a school librarian for over 25 years. She spends her days sharing children’s books and her nights writing them. She’s a wife and a mama to two teenage humans and three preteen dogs. Jolene is an active member of SCBWI and The Author’s Guild, a graduate of Children's Book Academy, a We Need Diverse Books mentorship finalist, and a Writing with the Stars mentee. Learn more at www.jolenegutierrez.com.