Mette Ivie Harrison is the author of numerous books for young adults, including The Princess and the Hound and Mira, Mirror. The Bishop's Wife is her first adult mystery and the first in the Linda Wallheim series set in Mormon Utah, which includes His Right Hand and For Time and All Eternities.
Mette holds a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Princeton University and is an All-American triathlete. A practicing Mormon, she is now a religion blogger for Huffington Post. She is the mother of five teenage and older children and lives with her husband in Utah.
Current Residence: Orem, UT, USA
This informations was submitted by the author July 26, 2003.
I live in Utah with my husband and 5 children, ages 3 to 12. I come from a family of 11, so my family seems much more manageable to me. I write during nap time, or at 4 in the morning, or while the broccoli for dinner is burning. Whenever I get a chance. I love to write because I love to read. When I was a child, I often held a book in my hands and read while walking to school or during recess. I love to teach writing, also. I taught at a university for many years before I could spend more time writing, but I still like to go to schools and help young writers discover the joy of creating their own world. (http://www.metteivieharrison.com/mycrazylife.html)
Summit, New Jersey
Princeton University, Brigham Young University
Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University
I have an over vivid imagination that I've finally found a use for, other than scaring my children into shivers at night.