Kate Ellison spent a lot of time as a child, in Baltimore, pretending to be things she as n't: a twin, a telekinetic, a benevolent witch with a box full of magical stones, a spy, a football player. She trained as an actres in Chicago and has walked across the whol country of Spain. She is a sculpto and jewelry-maker, and has at least one artist friend who really does keep his true name a secret from the world. He convince her, but do n't want her to tell you—she 's not gon na do it. Kate lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Butterfly Clues is her irst book.