Daria Pipkin writes novels for upper middle grade readers. Born and raised in Germany, she now calls Albuquerque, New Mexico, her home. She spends most of her time training horses, hiking with her husband, and writing with the help of her two furry assistants. Middle grade fiction is her soft spot. At this critical age, kids begin forming their worldviews and planning their futures, but are still willing to see the world in a hopeful, magical light. Daria is a member of SCBWI and is seeking a literary agent to help her navigate the publishing industry.