My name is Beth Steffens, and I’m a former editor working in New York. I call both Jersey City, N.J. and Festus, Mo. home and consider book characters a part of my social network. I read my first book, Dick and Jane, when I was three years old and haven’t stopped reading since then. I’ve read the entire Harry Potter series more than 10 times and idolize Emily Giffin. (How can one person’s words make someone laugh and cry every single time??) I’m a sucker for good chick lit and get buried in an historical read, especially if it occurs during the American Revolution. Books are my most prized possessions, and reading is my favorite hobby. I look forward to sharing my love with fellow bibliophiles!