Oklahoma born, L.L. Brooks now makes her home in the high desert country of Arizona, her desert used as the setting in this story. They gave up the asphalt and concrete of Phoenix and the heat, choosing instead dirt roads and distant neighbours. When she finds time for other activities, she enjoys reading-no surprise-a good movie, crocheting, a night out with hubby, spending time with the family and friends, playing with her dog, and—yes, she admits it—shopping, thrift shops and garage sales her favourite kind, even if the nearest gas station is a good ten miles away. Always thrilled to hear from fans, you can email her any time at L.L.Brooks@hotmail.com and find a growing author page on Amazon.