Jacqueline Towns is a Southern California native who devoted her life to public-school teaching. She loves sci fi and fantasy books, but the main characters never reflected her life experience and culture. So, she decided to write her own. She’s now embarking on a second career as a novelist and is currently working on the first book of a sci-fi fantasy series. Authors that have influenced her writing include Karen Hancock, Stephen R. Lawhead, and Kathy Tyers.