Sadie Hoagland is the author of the novel, Strange Children. Hoagland is a fiction writer from Louisiana with a PhD from the University of Utah in fiction, as well as an MA in Creative Writing from University of California, Davis. Hoagland currently teaches as a professor of creative writing at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. Hoagland’s novel follows a group of eight adolescents in their journeys of finding themselves inside and out of their polygamist commune. Battling against the norms of a home where religion is used as a weapon, these strange children have to find their own way in the harsh world.