Emily Reese has a degree in Communications and uses it to wordlessly command her pug and two cats to ceaselessly torment her exasperated husband. Their 5-year-old daughter tends to observe this with an amusement bordering on the psychotic. Their newborn daughter does not seem overly concerned by any of it. She finds joy in the little things: sniffing babies heads, watching tiny goats jump like idiots, the creative power of Junior Mints, and words such as topiary and El Camino. She resides near Ft. Worth, Texas and wishes it wasn’t so hot. Second Death, her first novel, will be published February 2015 by Robyn Lane books.