Melinda Thielbar is a writer, teacher, statistician, and student of the martial arts. Manga Math Mysteries, including The Kung Fu Puzzle and The Secret Ghost is her first children’s series. Born in New Mexico, raised in New Jersey, Jenn Manley Lee chose Portland, Oregon to set up house with the-ever faithful Kip Manley and an assortment of cats. They were joined in 2008 by their daughter Taran Jack. For more information about Jenn, visit jennmanleylee.com.