Veronica Bartles, author of THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS (a fractured fairy-tale retelling of “The Frog Prince”) spends at least an hour every day wondering “What If?” She believes there are many sides to every story, and she’s determined to discover every single one of them. Veronica believes every princess deserves a frog (because princes aren’t pets!), and sometimes the best happily ever after isn’t the one everyone expects. She’s an incurable optimist who loves gray, drizzly days, because that’s when rainbows come out to play. Veronica loves making connections between readers and authors, and as the Published and Listed Coordinator for her local chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she organizes the annual Read Local Challenge for MD/DE/WV/VA/DC. You can find out more about Veronica, and her books, at vbartles.com and on Twitter.