The Iron Queen
In less than twenty four hours, I'll be seventeen. Although, technically, I won't actually be turning seventeen. I've been in the Nevernever too long. When you're in Faery, you don't age. So while a year has passed in the real world, agewise I'm probably only a few days older than when I went in.
Julie Kagawa worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, until she sold her first book and stopped training to write full-time.