Carin Meyer is a lifelong Alaskan who works in public relations. Her academic writing has won numerous awards and her science writing and other articles have been published in university magazines, newspapers, and other media outlets. She has drafted a book about bipolar disorder for which she is currently seeking publication. She has a blog at www.thesmartestgirlintheworld.com. She enjoys writing essays and articles about many topics related to mental illness. She lives with her beloved husband and stepsons in Palmer, Alaska.