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Joanna Schaffhausen wields a mean scalpel, skills she developed in her years studying neuroscience. She has a doctorate in psychology, which reflects her long-standing interest in the brain―how it develops and the many ways it can go wrong. Previously, she worked as a scientific editor in the field of drug development. Prior to that, she was an editorial producer for ABC News, writing for programs such as World News Tonight, Good Morning America, and 20/20. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, daughter, and an obstreperous basset hound.

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Joanna Schaffhausen Aw, thank you so much! Yes, I am thrilled to share that the 4th book in the series, EVERY WAKING HOUR, will come out next year. Ellery and Reed invest…moreAw, thank you so much! Yes, I am thrilled to share that the 4th book in the series, EVERY WAKING HOUR, will come out next year. Ellery and Reed investigate the disappearance of a twelve-year-old girl from a street fair in Boston. The girl's brother was murdered years ago at the same age. Figuring out what happened to her means they must solve what happened to him.(less)
Joanna Schaffhausen Thank you! I'm delighted you enjoyed the book. As for why Ellery was out alone at midnight on her birthday, it's a combination of factors: benign negl…moreThank you! I'm delighted you enjoyed the book. As for why Ellery was out alone at midnight on her birthday, it's a combination of factors: benign neglect from her absent mother, who was busy with her sick brother; an innate rebelliousness on Ellery's part; and the extreme heat that turned the family's walk-up apartment into an oven. I hope this helps! Cheers, Joanna(less)
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