S.J. Kincaid was born in Alabama, grew up in California, and attended high school in New Hampshire. She also interned for a politician in Washington, D.C., and received degrees from universities in Illinois and Ohio, but it was while living beside a haunted graveyard in Edinburgh, Scotland, that she realized she wanted to be a writer. Several years, several manuscripts, and several jobs later, Ms. Kincaid now lives outside of Chicago, and INSIGNIA is her debut novel. You can visit her online at http://sjkincaid.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter (@sjkincaidbooks).