Katia Raina has won five journalism awards as a former newspaper reporter in New Jersey. Since 2003, she has been home with her two children, ages 11 and 6. She has published stories and articles in a number of national children’s publications, including Calliope, Faces, Wee Ones E-Zine and Skipping Stones. Her essay about secrets was recently published in Hip Mama Magazine. She is a book reviewer for MultiCutltural Review Magazine, a literature student at a small New Jersey college, an aspiring English teacher, and a first-time puppy mom. Katia is now working on her second book, a fantasy/historical novel for young teens set in the 1970s USSR. She writes about reading, writing, the Soviet Union and history on her blog, Magic Mirror.