Chris Struyk-Bonn is originally a Midwesterner from a small town in Iowa. Currently, she works in alternative education at a small charter school that houses its curriculum primarily online. She works with many students who have found traditional schooling to be a poor fit for them for a variety of reasons. She often finds inspiration for her stories through her students’ experiences. Struyk Bonn’s first novel, Whisper, was released in 2014 and won praise from critics in CM Magazine, Kirkus, School Library Journal, and more. Her most recent title is Nice Girls Endure.