Maggie Burns is an aspiring television writer and novelist living in Los Angeles. Educated at Oberlin College and Penn State University, she very nearly completed a Ph.D. in comparative literature, in the course of which she learned an awful lot of ancient, medieval and modern languages, as well as how to write for television. She has taught literature and writing at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Willamette University. A lifelong musician and omnivorous reader, she writes incessantly, knits, quilts, repairs engines, watches a lot of quality television, works at a major studio and climbs Mt. Hollywood as often as possible.