Jeannie Faulkner Barber was born and raised in Marshall, Texas. Writing has been one of two passions, the other being drag racing. She drives her own racecar and met her husband, Monte, at the track. She is an active member of the East Texas Writers' Association. Jeannie is a 2007 and 2011 NaNoWriMo Award Winner. She and Monte live in Kilgore, Texas and have three grown sons and nine beautiful grandchildren.