Having worked as a Hollywood development executive for many years, Kathleen Hannon's career got turned upside down by the Writer's Strike of 2007. With nothing to edit, she turned her desk from west to north, and her editing skills to writing. Her Middle-Grade novel “Bye for Now" was published by Egmont in late 2011. After a couple screenplays for Hollywood, she has returned to books. "The Confession of Hemingway Jones" is her first YA novel. Hannon lives in Charlotte, N.C., and is the single mom of two daughters.