Janice Maynard grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and later married her high school sweetheart. She taught kindergarten and second grade for fifteen years near Knoxville, Tennessee, in the foothills of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. In the fall of 2002, she left the classroom to write full time.
LuAnn McLane lives in Florence, Kentucky, just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. When she takes breaks from writing, she enjoys long walks with her husband, watching chick flicks with her daughter, and trying to keep up with her three active sons.