Author and artist (she does the cover paintings for her books), Bethany A. Beeler was born and raised in the Pittsburgh, PA area. After college, she settled in Texas for the next 37 years with her wife Pamalyn, raising three children, and mayoring the city of Krum, TX. She's been a professor, teacher, and tech writer. Her favorite authors include Stephen King, Glennon Doyle, Neil Gaiman, Sue Monk Kidd, Wally Lamb, Ursula K. LeGuin, Jenny Lawson, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert A. Heinlein, Joseph Conrad, and Robert Penn Warren. She lives in Colorado with Pam, and three cats of disaster, Big'uns, Frank, and Possum.