Aileen ArringtoN , a former teacher, taught grades 1-4 and remedial reading. While teaching, she illustrated 2 books, Stella’s Bull written by her twin sister, and Close To Home. Her first novel, Camp of the Angel, was a CBC-Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young Readers for 2004. The places in Paper Heart are real places around Society Hill and Hartsville, SC, where Aileen grew up. She lives in Folly Beach, South Carolina.