Lorna Owen is a writer, editor, and author of the popular blog Mouse Interrupted. Previously she was Senior Editor for Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. She received an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, studied studio arts and art history, and served a year's stint managing the workshop of an Italian artist in New York City. It is her empathy for what she views as the unsung archetype of the animal kingdom that launched her blog and forms the basis of Mouse Muse.