J.J. Howard is a YA author and teacher. Her debut novel, That Time I Joined the Circus, was published by Scholastic in April 2013. Her second book, Tracers, was released from Putnam in January 2015. J.J. attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and earned a degree in English; she earned her Master’s degree from Tiffin University in Ohio. She has been teaching for twenty years and currently serves as the AP English teacher and department chair at Lake Mary (FL) Preparatory School. Writing instruction and using technology in the classroom are two areas of special interest and focus in her teaching.