C.J. Maughan is a former chemist who realized she was much better at writing fiction than lab reports. She is oddly fascinated with melancholy and tends to prefer stories that are depressingly beautiful. Her debut novel, Eighteen, won the 2018 League of Utah Writers Golden Quill award for adult fiction.
If you ever needed to find her, kidnap her for ransom money and/or just need someone to give you a quarter to call home, you can find her on her 10-acre mini-farm in Virginia, often with muddy boots, coffee in her veins and her neurotic, but adorable, corgis Ollie and Scout right there at her side.