N. J. Lindquist is an author and speaker who has published more than 20 books, including YA novels, mysteries (as J. A. Menzies) and the Hot Apple Cider anthologies. Born and raised in the prairies, N. J. and Les currently live in Markham, Ontario near their four sons and eight grandchildren. N. J. is the co-founder and former executive director of The Word Guild, and directed Write! Canada for 11 years. There are more than 100,000 Hot Apple Cider books in print.