I grew up in a small town in north Alabama, and, except for brief stints in larger cities, lived in that area most of my life. Though now living in the buzzing metropolis of Atlanta, I'll always be an small town southern girl at heart! I've worked in both publishing and finance, but most of my career was spent in the social service field. My first book, Rock Star, was inspired by my lifelong obsession with rock music, which, at the time, made me something of an oddity amongst my friends. Music is far more universal these days, and continues to spark my creativity in new and imaginative ways.