Michelle Lashier writes adventure, mystery, and time-travel stories with a dash of humor and romance. Formerly a high school and college English teacher, she has a B.A. in English from Southern Adventist University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from National University. While she loves tall ships and being near the water, her maritime adventures are curbed by her irrational fears of oceanic predators and her propensity for motion sickness. Serpents and Sharks is the fifth book in her Time-Traveling Twins series. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.