Janet Eoff Berend grew up land-locked in Burbank, California, and relocated to North San Diego County after graduating from high school. She earned a bachelor’s degree in literature and a teaching credential from the University of California, San Diego. She has taught high school English for the past 20 years. Currently she teaches at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, California. She loves to read, cook, eat, spend time with her family, swim, surf, snowboard, play music (she’s the drummer in a band called Super Nacho) and of course, write. Although Janet Eoff Berend might not be a skater, skateboarding is close to her heart.