Jennifer Blaise Kramer, a native Californian, studied creative writing at the University of Arizona and received a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University. She's written about lifestyle, design, travel, food, and parenting all over the globe for publications including Better Homes & Gardens, Condé Nast Traveler, Domino, Sunset, and This Old House. After stints in New England and the Midwest—working as the editor-in-chief of Mpls. St. Paul Home & Design magazine—she returned to her home state where she lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, three young daughters, and black lab. When not head down on a magazine deadline, she’s copywriting for national brands, co-writing a garden design book, and working on her first novel.