Ellen Meister believes that if you scratch the surface of the PTA, you’ll uncover enough heartache, joy, and sex to fill a book. She tried it herself and gave it the title George Clooney is Coming to Applewood. Look for it in bookstores from Morrow/Avon in early 2006. Her short work has been published in numerous print and online journals, most of which are easily Googled. She lives, writes and carpools in the suburbs of New York with her husband and three children.