A former Hollywood development executive, working on such films such as "U-571" and "Terminator 3," Kathleen Hannon rotated her North Carolina desk from west-facing to east when the recession hit and wrote her first middle grade novel for her daughters. "Bye for Now: A Wisher's Story" was published by Egmont .

Kathleen occasionally writes for Hollywood: "The Lost Chord" with guitarist Andy Summers, and more recently "Falling," but life as a single working mom consumes most of her time and provides endless inspiration. "The Confession of Hemingway Jones" is Kathleen's first YA/New Adult novel, and is dedicated to every teen that has ever made a radical and regrettable mistake and sought redemption.