Pat (P. E.) Cunningham was born in New Jersey and grew up in Pennsylvania. Raised on a diet of Star Trek and Marvel Comics, she naturally gravitated toward a career as a writer. She’s published in the science fiction, fantasy, and romance genres, and is currently considering horror. She lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where the movie Witness was filmed, but never got to see Harrison Ford in person. Slayer for Hire is her first YA novel.