Sydnee Nowlin is a seventh grader from Boonville, Missouri. She likes spending time with her family which includes her parents and younger siblings. The Secrets of Hero Academy is her first published book, which is hopefully the first of many. Sydnee loves reading and writing fantasy books (well, any book). She began to write the book almost two years before it was selected for publication. Sydnee also enjoys art, music, animals, traveling to exotic places, and being with friends.