BUFFY BRINKLEY fell in love with words at a very young age. Her love of reading sparked a love for writing. She wrote her first poem at the age of 8, and throughout her adolescence and young adulthood, she had written numerous poems and short stories. As an adult, she has continued to write poetry, children's books, short stories, short novels, and full-length novels that span the genres. Her love of writing is matched only by her love of family, writing recipes, and the culinary arts. She lives in Central City, Louisiana, where she spends her time developing new story ideas, writing recipes, cooking, and running after her two dogs.