Kerry Madden-Lunsford is the author of eight books, including children’s novels, short stories, and essays. She divides her time between Birmingham, Alabama where she teaches creative writing at UAB and Los Angeles where she raised her three children with her husband, Kiffen. She also writes under the name Kerry Madden. Her website is www.kerrymadden.com OFFSIDES, her first autobiographical novel, was published in 1996 by William Morrow and was a New York Public Library Pick for the Teen Age. She is not John Madden’s daughter. Her father is Joe Madden, a college and professional football coach for thirty years.