D.M. Patterson joined HCS Publishing as an author and editor, then became the director of their Children’s Literature department. While she dabbles in many genres and has published poetry, her heart remains in picture books. Midnight Forest combines her passions of poetry and children’s books and was designed for those with low vision. Once she completes her MFA in Children’s Literature from Hollins University in May, Patterson will participate in a three-month apprenticeship with award-winning author Kathy Apelt. She has also edited and contributed to the HCS anthology of Steampunk stories. Please visit dmpwrites.com to get to know her more.